“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Woodbridge in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)


Woodbridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 11, 2010
1. Woodbridge Marker
The town consists of portions of the colonial jurisdictions of New Haven and Milford. Founded in 1738 as the Parish of Amity, it was incorporated in 1784 by act of the Connecticut General Assembly and named after the first parish minister, the Reverend Benjamin Woodbridge, who served 1742 to 1785. The first meetinghouse was built in 1740 on the green and met the needs of the community until 1832, when it was replaced by the present building, dedicated on January 1, 1833. The early economy was largely agricultural, but there were several small factories producing such items as melodeons, corkscrews, cement, candlesticks, clocks, and spinning wheels. Some of the earliest friction matches in this country were made in Woodbridge.
The decline of farming and improved transportation after 1900, together with the natural beauty and topography of the land, have contributed largely to its growth and distinction as a residential community.
Erected by the Town of Woodbridge
the Amity & Woodbridge Historical Society
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
Erected 1979 by The Town of Woodbridge, The Amity & Woodbridge Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Commission.
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Woodbridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 11, 2010
2. Woodbridge Marker
21.242′ N, 73° 0.774′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of Meetinghouse Lane and Newton Road, on the left when traveling west on Meetinghouse Lane. Click for map. Located on the north wall of the Old Center School which houses the police and other town departments. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge CT 06525, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodbridge Veterans Monument (a few steps from this marker); VFW Bedworth Post 2871 Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Judges Cave (approx. 2.6 miles away); Westville Soldiers' Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Anna Sewell Memorial Fountain (approx. 3.4 miles away); Elm Street School Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Ansonia (approx. 3.4 miles away); American Liberty Elm (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Woodbridge.
Also see . . .  Woodbridge, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 24, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 574 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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