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

Ridgebury Congregational Church

 
 
Ridgebury Congregational Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
1. Ridgebury Congregational Church Marker
Inscription.  
Gathered       Built
1760            1851

This property is listed in the
National Register
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior

< Second Plaque: >
Connecticut
Washington – Rochambeau
Revolutionary Route
1780 - 1782

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, the George Washington Slept Here, and the The Washington-Rochambeau Route series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1760.
 
Location. 41° 21.645′ N, 73° 31.489′ W. Marker is near Ridgefield, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Ridgebury Road and George Washington Hwy., on the right when traveling south on Ridgebury Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ridgefield CT 06877, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ridgebury – George Washington Slept Here (a few steps from this marker); Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary Route
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); Peach Pond Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away in New York); Balanced Rock (approx. 3.1 miles away in New York); Gen. David Wooster (approx. 3.9 miles away); Place Where Wooster Fell (approx. 3.9 miles away); Our Warning Ring (approx. 3.9 miles away in New York); June Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away in New York). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ridgefield.
 
Washington – Rochambeau Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
2. Washington – Rochambeau Marker
Ridgebury Congregational Church Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
3. Ridgebury Congregational Church Markers
Markers are on either side of the front door of the church.
Ridgebury Congregational Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
4. Ridgebury Congregational Church
A previous church, located on the foundations of this building, was part of Rochambeau's 1781 encampment. Gen. George Washington is said to have spent the night in the church while the French were here.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,939 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 18, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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