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

Monroe

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, December 16, 2009
1. Monroe Marker
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Inscription.
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Monroe
On May 23, 1823 the General Assembly granted the incorporation of this town and named it in honor of the then President, James Monroe. The townís roots, however, are much deeper as it was an offspring of the mother-town of Stratford settled in 1639. About 1720, descendants of Stratfordís early proprietors, farmers and millers, claimed a share of this North Division and brought their families to new homesites here. To determine their religious and educational matters residents organized the parish of Ripton in 1717 and the parish of North Stratford in 1744.


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Settlers in the northernmost hills of these two parishes petitioned in 1750 for the formation of a winter parish. Their plea, unsuccessful then, eventually led to the establishment of the Ecclesiastical Society of New Stratford in May, 1762. To achieve township status, in 1789 New Stratford allied with its sister parish of Ripton and finally broke with Stratford to form the town of Huntington. Severing their bonds with Huntington in 1823, New Stratfordís 1,522 inhabitants at last realized independence with the creation of Monroe.
Erected by the Town of Monroe
The Monroe Sesquicentennial Commission
And the Connecticut Historical Commission
1973
 
Erected
Monroe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 16, 2009
2. Monroe Marker
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1973 by Town of Monroe, Monroe Sesquicentennial Commission, Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 19.956′ N, 73° 12.455′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Monroe Turnpike (Route 111) and Church Street, on the left when traveling north on Monroe Turnpike. Click for map. Located on the Monroe Green. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe CT 06468, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Barton L. Weller (within shouting distance of this marker); Monroe Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monroe World War II Memorial (about 300 feet away); Monroe World War I Memorial (about 300 feet away); Monroe Korean War Memorial (about 400 feet away); PFC John K. Goett (about 400 feet away); The Rochambeau Route 1781 – 82 (about 500 feet away); Bridgeport / Newtown Turnpike (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Monroe.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Monroe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 16, 2009
3. Monroe Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 969 times since then and 5 times this year. 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.
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