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

Academy Hill Historic District

 
 
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Photographed By Michael Herrick, December 16, 2009
1. Academy Hill Historic District Marker
Inscription.  
Academy Hill
Historic District
Established April 14, 1988

First known as Watch House Hill, where the first settlers manned a blockhouse and a palisade to guard the town from threats of Dutch and Indian attack.

Renamed Meeting House Hill when the townsmen built a new meeting house on its southeast corner in 1680.

And called Academy Hill since the Stratford Academy opened here in 1805.

This common has been a gathering place for Stratford’s people for over 350 years.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is April 14, 1744.
 
Location. 41° 11.294′ N, 73° 7.677′ W. Marker is in Stratford, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Academy Hill and Elm Street, on the left when traveling east on Academy Hill. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stratford CT 06615, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Planted in Memory of Theodore Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); Stratford Civil War Memorial (within shouting
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distance of this marker); Stratford Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Stratford World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Stratford American Revolutionary War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Stratford Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Stratford Disabled American Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stratford Vietnam Memorial (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stratford.
 
Regarding Academy Hill Historic District. The Academy Hill Historic District is roughly bounded by East Broadway, Ferry Boulevard., Housatonic River, Connecticut Turnpike, Birdseye Street and Main Street
 
Academy Hill Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, December 16, 2009
2. Academy Hill Historic District Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,323 times since then and 117 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 24, 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 buildings located within the district. • Photo of Stratford Academy • Can you help?

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