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

St. John's Episcopal Church

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, November 17, 2010
1. St. John's Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.
1776   1976
St. John's Episcopal Church
In 1774, St John's, the first Episcopal Church in this area, was built here on land granted by the town. Struck by lightning that same year, the original building was repaired and endured for a hundred years.
In 1765, the area around Broad Street and Washington Boulevard was deeded as glebe land to the church whose first rector, the Reverend Ebenezer Dibblee, was to serve for 51 years. Though in sympathy with the loyalist cause, as were many of his divided parish, he remained throughout the Revolution at personal risk to himself and his family.
A new church was consecrated here on April 19, 1843. In 1882 St. John's established Stamford's first hospital.
On January 24, 1890, the second church burned. A new cornerstone was laid in September, and services were held for the first time in the present building on November 1, 1891. Lloyd Library, Stamford's first public library, is still functioning within these walls.
Stamford Bicentennial
Kiwanis Club of Stamford
Stamford Historical Society

 
Erected 1976 by the Kiwanis Club of Stamford and the Stamford Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 3.256′ N, 73° 32.017′ 
St. John's Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 17, 2010
2. St. John's Episcopal Church Marker
W. Marker is in Stamford, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Grove Street and Main Street, on the left when traveling north on Grove Street. Click for map. Located on the east wall of St. John's Episcopal Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 628 Main Street, Stamford CT 06901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stamford Veterans Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stamford World War I Memorial (about 400 feet away); Stamford Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Stamford Lincoln (approx. 0.3 miles away); Freedom Shrine (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Settlement of Stamford in 1641 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stamford Old Town Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stamford.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
St. John's Episcopal Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 17, 2010
3. St. John's Episcopal Church and Marker
The marker is below the stained glass window
St. John's Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 17, 2010
4. St. John's Episcopal Church
 
 
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