New Haven in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
"Opposition to tyrants is obedience to God"
Location. 41° 20.312′ N, 72° 57.98′ W. Marker is in New Haven, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker can be reached from Wintergreen Avenue 0.2 miles north of Brookside Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located in West Rock Ridge State Park. 0.8 miles from the park entrance. Bear right at the fork at 0.6 miles. In summer months you can drive right up to it. Marker is in this post office area: New Haven CT 06515, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Westville Soldiers' Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Holocaust Memorial Place (approx. 1.2 miles away); Robert Gardner Anderson Award (approx. 2 miles away); George Trevor Corporal Timothy Francis Ahearn (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cornelius S. Bushnell Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Edward Robinson Smith (approx. 2.5 miles away); Eli Smith (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Haven.
More about this marker. The date on the marker is 1896, which is probably when the site was first marked. The current marker is obviously more recent.
Regarding Judges Cave. Judges' Cave is named for two of the judges that signed the death warrant for King Charles I. When Charles II became king, following the death of Oliver Cromwell, the regicides had to flee England. Two of the seventy-six judges that sentenced Charles the First to death spent time in New Haven, Connecticut, Edward Whalley and William Goffe. They were hidden by townsfolk and small boys brought them food. The cave lies on top of West Rock in New Haven, along the Regicides Trail.
Also see . . .
1. Judges' Cave, New Haven, Connecticut. The story of why the judges came to Connecticut and how they escaped (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. West Rock Ridge State Park on Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Wars, Non-US •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 2,130 times since then and 217 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.