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Cos Cob in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Cos Cob

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, November 30, 2010
1. Cos Cob Marker
Inscription.
1640   1990
Cos Cob
The name "Cos Cob Neck" was recorded in 1686. Six Cos Cob roads, including the present Orchard and Bible Streets, were laid out during 1689 northward from the Main Country Road (US 1) into "ye wilderness". A packet boat began to travel regularly between the Mianus River and New York City in 1700, carrying farm produce westward and returning with finished goods. David Bush constructed a tidal grist mill and dam at the mouth of Strickland Brook. On February 26, 1779, the British under General Tryon raided Greenwich and destroyed sloops and an important salt works at the lower landing on the Mianus River. The first railroad station was built in 1872. Palmer Brothers was established in 1888, later producing its well-known marine engine on Palmer's Point. An 1890's – 1920's artist and writer colony was centered at the "Holley House", later known as the Bush-Holley House. The last farm produce boat discontinued its run to New York City in 1896 – the end of an era. The New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad line was electrified, and the Cos Cob Power Plant was constructed during 1906-07 on Studwell Point.
 
Erected 1990.
 
Location. 41° 2.298′ N, 73° 35.964′ W.
Cos Cob Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 30, 2010
2. Cos Cob Marker
Marker is in Cos Cob, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of East Putnam Avenue (U.S. 1) and Sinawoy Road, on the left when traveling north on East Putnam Avenue. Click for map. Located in front of the Cos Cob Fire Station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 East Putnam Avenue, Cos Cob CT 06807, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Second Oldest Cemetery in Greenwich (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cos Cob Art Colony (approx. 0.3 miles away); Putnam's Escape (approx. 0.9 miles away); Putnam Cottage (approx. one mile away); Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); Founders and Proprietors Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); George Washington Paused Here (approx. 1.2 miles away); Greenwich Veterans Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cos Cob.
 
Also see . . .  Cos Cob on Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 5, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Cos Cob Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 30, 2010
3. Cos Cob Marker
Behind is the Cos Cob Fire Station
The Cos Cob Fire Station image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 30, 2010
4. The Cos Cob Fire Station
The marker is under the tree to the right of the fire house.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 707 times since then and 6 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.
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