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

Flax Hill Monument

 
 
Flax Hill Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 12, 2012
1. Flax Hill Monument
Inscription.
This rock
marks the site of a battle
between the
Americans and British
July 12, 1779.
This cannon ball
was found
on the battlefield
a hundred years
after by the
Daughters
of the American
Revolution
1896

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 5.937′ N, 73° 25.552′ W. Marker is in Norwalk, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Hillside Place and Elmwood Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Hillside Place. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 Hillside Place, Norwalk CT 06854, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mill Pond History (approx. one mile away); The Birds (approx. 1.1 miles away); A Habitat Renewed (approx. 1.1 miles away); Norwalk Founded (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fitch’s Point (approx. 1.2 miles away); Liberty Tree Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Roger Ludlow (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Norwalk.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Flax Hill Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 12, 2012
2. Flax Hill Monument Marker
The British landed off Norwalk on July 10, 1779. On July 11 and 12, the British troops under Gen. William Tryon engaged the Americans and burned the city. Some of the fighting took place near this marker.
Norwalk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 12, 2012
3. Norwalk Marker
Marker at 7 Hillside Place image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 12, 2012
4. Marker at 7 Hillside Place
Closeup of Cannon Ball image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 12, 2012
5. Closeup of Cannon Ball
This cannon ball, which is part of the monument, was found on the battlefield a century after the fighting.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 882 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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