Milford in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Among the Regicides responsible for the trial and execution sentence of English King Charles I were William Goffe and Edward Whalley, who were sheltered here from royal authorities between 1661 and 1664.
A Connecticut group led by Robert Treat of Milford founded Newark, New Jersey, in 1666. The Reverend Samuel Andrew served as rector of Yale College from 1707 to 1719 and instructed the senior class in his home here.
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Early industries included shipbuilding, oystering, seed growing, and the manufacture of carriages, boots, shoes, straw hats, and brass and bronze fabrications.
Noted earlier residents included Connecticut governors Robert treat, Jonathan Law, and Charles Hobby Pond, colonial lawyer Jared Ingersoll; Revolutionary leaders Charles Pond and Jehiel Bryan; explorer Peter Pond; and inventors George W. Coy, Frank J. Sprague, and Simon Lake.
Erected 1976 by City of Milford, Milford American
Location. 41° 13.316′ N, 73° 3.456′ W. Marker is in Milford, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (Connecticut Route 162) and Armory Lane, on the left when traveling south on Broad Street. Click for map. Located on the Milford Green. Marker is in this post office area: Milford CT 06460, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Milford World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Milford Volunteer Fire Department (within shouting distance of this marker); Milford Memorial Flag Pole (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Landing Site (about 600 feet away); Milford Memorial Stone Bridge (about 600 feet away); Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument (about 600 feet away); Simon Lake's Explorer Submarine (about 700 feet away but has been reported missing); Milford Korea - Vietnam Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Milford.
Also see . . .
1. Welcome to the City of Milford. (Submitted on January 13, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Early Milford, From The Connecticut Magazine Vol. V. No. 3 March, 1899 (Submitted on January 13, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
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