“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Ansonia in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)


Ansonia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, December 8, 2009
1. Ansonia Marker
Here the first settlers came in 1654 and established a settlement called Uptown Derby. It is now part of the City of Ansonia, incorporated in 1889.
South of this green is the home of General David Humphreys who, as aide-de-camp to General George Washington, accepted the British colors in surrender at Yorktown.
Many of the private homes on Elm Street are pre-Revolutionary and the Episcopal cemetery has gravestones dating back to 1741.
During the Revolution, men who lived here served with the Second Connecticut Regiment and drilled on this green, then called Cankwood Plain.
Erected by the City of Ansonia
The Ansonia Historic District Commission
and the Connecticut Historical Commission

Erected 1976 by City of Ansonia, Ansonia Historic District Commission, Connecticut Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1654.
Location. 41° 19.97′ N, 73° 4.377′ W.
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Marker is in Ansonia, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of Elm Street (Connecticut Route 243) and Platt Street, on the right when traveling north on Elm Street. Located on the Ansonia Green. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ansonia CT 06401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elm Street School Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); American Liberty Elm (a few steps from this marker); Birthplace of David Humphreys (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Derby (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ye Ancient Common (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ansonia Veterans Monument (approx. ¾ mile away); Charter Oak Seedling (approx. ¾ mile away); Ansonia Volunteer Firemen’s Monument (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ansonia.
Also see . . .  Walking Tour of the Ansonia Historic District. The towns of the Lower Naugatuck Valley have a deep and abiding love of the history that has shaped the character of the communities. This reproduction of a walking tour of the Ansonia Historic District is a testament to that love and appreciation. First produced in 1979, the Guide can still be used today. The Electronic Valley Committee invites you to take a "Virtual" Walking Tour on-line today, and to visit Ansonia and take the real tour for yourself. (Submitted on December 23, 2009.)
Ansonia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, December 8, 2009
2. Ansonia Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,158 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 15, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of historic homes on Elm Street. • Photos of Episcopal Cemetery. • Can you help?

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