Easton in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
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Samuel Staples died in 1787, leaving his entire estate to establish the Staples Free Academy. A fund descended still provides a scholarship for college students from Easton. By 1867 there were thirteen school districts in town. The town hall was built in 1937, the gift of Gustavus A. Pfeiffer and Judge John F. McLane. Until 1910 Easton was primarily a farming community with many small businesses and industries. Forty percent of the town area is devoted to reservoirs and watershed in keeping with the rural and residential character of this community.
Erected by the Town of Easton
the Historical Society of Easton
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
Erected 1977 by the Town of Easton, the Historical Society of Easton, the Connecticut
Location. 41° 15.166′ N, 73° 17.83′ W. Marker is in Easton, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Center Road and Morehouse Road, on the right when traveling east on Center Road. Click for map. Located in front of Easton Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 Center Road, Easton CT 06612, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Easton World War II & Korean War Monument (a few steps from this marker); Easton Remembers (approx. 1.4 miles away); Tashua Hills (approx. 2.5 miles away); Long Hill World War I Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Jonathan Trumbull (approx. 4.1 miles away); Trumbull Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away); Trumbull World War I Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away); Stepney Fire House #1 (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Easton.
Also see . . .
1. Easton, Connecticut. (Submitted on May 20, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Easton, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 20, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 727 times since then and 94 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.