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Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery Gate

 
 
Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 16, 2009
1. Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery Gate Marker
Inscription.
This Gate Is the Gift
of
Columbia University
In the City of New York
In Grateful Memory
of
Samuel Johnson
the
First President of King’s College
In the Province of New York
1754 – 1763 A.D.
And of His Son
William Samuel Johnson
the
First President of Columbia College
In the City of New York
1787 – 1800 a.d.
Whose Graves Are Within This
Cemetery.
“Leaders of the people by their
counsels, and by their knowledge
of learning meet for the people, wise
and eloquent in their instructions.”

 
Location. 41° 11.38′ N, 73° 7.728′ W. Marker is in Stratford, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and Monument Place, on the right when traveling east on Broad Street. Click for map. Located in the Academy Hill Historic District. Marker is in this post office area: Stratford CT 06615, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Planted in Memory of Theodore Roosevelt (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stratford Korean War Memorial (about 400 feet away); Stratford Vietnam Memorial (about 400 feet away); Stratford American Revolutionary War Memorial
Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 16, 2009
2. Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery Gate Marker
The marker is on the right gate column.
(about 400 feet away); Stratford World War II Memorial (about 400 feet away); Stratford Civil War Memorial (about 400 feet away); Stratford Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); Stratford Disabled American Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Stratford.
 
Regarding Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery Gate. Founded and chartered as King's College in 1754, King's College was renamed Columbia College in 1784, and in 1896 it was further renamed Columbia University.
 
Also see . . .  Columbia University on Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 24, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 750 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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