New Haven in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
"Opposition to tyrants is obedience to God"
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Wars, Non-US. A significant historical year for this entry is 1661.
Location. 41° 20.312′ N, 72° 57.98′ W. Marker is in New Haven, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker can be reached from Wintergreen Avenue 0.2 miles north of Brookside Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located in West Rock Ridge State Park. 0.8 miles from the park entrance. Bear right at the fork at 0.6 miles. In summer months you can drive right up to it. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Haven CT 06515, 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. Westville Soldiers' Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Holocaust Memorial PlaceRobert Gardner Anderson Award (approx. 2 miles away); George Trevor (approx. 2 miles away); Walter Camp Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Corporal Timothy Francis Ahearn (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cornelius S. Bushnell Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Edward Robinson Smith (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Haven.
More about this marker. The date on the marker is 1896, which is probably when the site was first marked. The current marker is obviously more recent.
Regarding Judges Cave. Judges' Cave is named for two of the judges that signed the death warrant for King Charles I. When Charles II became king, following the death of Oliver Cromwell, the regicides had to flee England. Two of the seventy-six judges that sentenced Charles the First to death spent time in New Haven, Connecticut, Edward Whalley and William Goffe. They were hidden by townsfolk and small boys brought them food. The cave lies on top of West Rock in New Haven, along the Regicides Trail.
Also see . . . West Rock Ridge State Park on Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 2,662 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. 5. submitted on May 26, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.