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Bridgewater in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Childhood Home of Capt. William D. Burnham

 
 
Childhood Home of Capt. William D. Burnham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 2, 2010
1. Childhood Home of Capt. William D. Burnham Marker
Inscription.
Childhood Home
of
Capt. William D. Burnham
When located south of Center Cemetery
1895 – moved by Darwin Keeler to be farm dairy at "Nine Hearths."
1956 – moved to this site and restored by Bridgewater Historical Society.
Given by Mr. & Mrs. A.R. Southworth, Jr.

 
Location. 41° 32.012′ N, 73° 21.92′ W. Marker is in Bridgewater, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is on Main Street South (Connecticut Route 133) 0.1 miles south of Clapboard Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located between the Burnham Library and the Bridgewater Historical Society. Marker is in this post office area: Bridgewater CT 06752, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bridgewater (within shouting distance of this marker); Bridgewater Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Bridgewater WW I Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bridgewater WW II Memorial (about 400 feet away); The Orzech Family Preserve (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bridgeport Wood Finishing Company
Childhood Home of Capt. William D. Burnham image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 2, 2010
2. Childhood Home of Capt. William D. Burnham
(approx. 2.3 miles away); Loverís Leap State Park (approx. 2.3 miles away); Falls Bridge (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bridgewater.
 
Regarding Childhood Home of Capt. William D. Burnham. Bridgewater was the boyhood home of Captain William D. Burnham, founder of the American Hawaiian Steamship Company. His generous bequests made possible the library and the school on Main Street that bear his name.
 
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Cast Iron Sign image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 2, 2010
3. Cast Iron Sign
To the left of the door is this cast iron sign from the old Brookfield - Bridgewater Bridge, built by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company. It spanned the Housatonic River. The bridge was replaced in 1955 when the river was dammed, forming Lake Lillinonah.
The Burnham Library image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 2, 2010
4. The Burnham Library
The Burnham School image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 2, 2010
5. The Burnham School
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 697 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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