Bridgewater in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Childhood Home of Capt. William D. Burnham
Capt. William D. Burnham
When located south of Center Cemetery
1956 – moved to this site and restored by Bridgewater Historical Society.
Given by Mr. & Mrs. A.R. Southworth, Jr.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture.
Location. 41° 32.012′ N, 73° 21.92′ W. Marker is in Bridgewater, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is on Main Street South (Connecticut Route 133) 0.1 miles south of Clapboard Road, on the right when traveling north. Located between the Burnham Library and the Bridgewater Historical Society. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bridgewater CT 06752, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bridgewater (within shouting distance of this marker); Bridgewater Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Bridgewater WW I Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bridgewater WW II Memorial (about 400 feet The Orzech Family Preserve (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bridgeport Wood Finishing Company (approx. 2.3 miles away); Lover’s Leap State Park (approx. 2.3 miles away); Falls Bridge (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bridgewater.
Regarding Childhood Home of Capt. William D. Burnham. Bridgewater was the boyhood home of Captain William D. Burnham, founder of the American Hawaiian Steamship Company. His generous bequests made possible the library and the school on Main Street that bear his name.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 783 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 7, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.