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Stratford in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Boothe Homestead

 
 
Boothe Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 16, 2009
1. Boothe Homestead Marker
Inscription. This 1820s home was built over the original foundation of the 1683 house and has been altered four times since then. David and Stephen Boothes renovations of 1913 added stained glass windows, four safes in the walls, and several “puzzle” floors.
 
Location. 41° 14.154′ N, 73° 6.659′ W. Marker is in Stratford, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street (Connecticut Route 110) and Manor Hill Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in Boothe Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Stratford CT 06614, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Boothe Homestead (a few steps from this marker); Clocktower Museum (a few steps from this marker); Technocratic Cathedral (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Merritt Parkway Toll Booth Plaza (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liberty Rock (approx. 2.3 miles away); VFW Post 9460 Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); Nichols, Conn. World War Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stratford.
 
Regarding Boothe Homestead.
Boothe Homestead and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 16, 2009
2. Boothe Homestead and Marker
The marker is on the stone to the left of the access ramp.
Built about 1840 and remodeled in 1914, it is said to be "The Oldest Homestead in America," since it sits on the foundations of a 1663 house, and has been continuously occupied.

People who visit feel that psychic and paranormal events are prevalent at the Boothe Homestead. People have seen the figure of a woman looking down from a top window at people walking by. There is also a weird amber-colored light that comes from this window from time to time as well. People also believe they have seen the ghost of Richard Boothe himself still walking around the grounds. There are many cold spots and unexplained noises from all over the residence when visiting the historic and mysterious Boothe Homestead.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Boothe Homestead image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 16, 2009
3. Boothe Homestead
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 889 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of safes in the walls and "puzzled" floor if indoor photos are allowed. • Can you help?
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