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

George Washington Paused Here

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, November 17, 2010
1. George Washington Paused Here Marker
Inscription.  
George Washington
Paused here on the Post Road near this church, on October 16, 1789 and afterward wrote in his diary, "the superb landscape which is to be seen from the meeting house is a rich regalia".
In Commemoration
Of this historic incident, this tablet has been placed here by friends in this church, October 16, 1932, in this Washington Bicentennial Year.

 
Erected 1932.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list.
 
Location. 41° 2.121′ N, 73° 37.37′ W. Marker is in Greenwich, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of East Putnam Avenue (U.S. 1) and Maple Avenue, on the left when traveling north on East Putnam Avenue. Located on the Second Congregational Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 139 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich CT 06830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Founders and Proprietors Monument (within shouting
George Washington Paused Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 17, 2010
2. George Washington Paused Here Marker
distance of this marker); Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Putnam Cottage (approx. ¼ mile away); Putnam's Escape (approx. 0.4 miles away); Greenwich Veterans Monument (approx. ¾ mile away); Raynal C. Bolling (approx. ¾ mile away); Greenwich World War I Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Second Oldest Cemetery in Greenwich (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenwich.
 
The Second Congregational Church image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 17, 2010
3. The Second Congregational Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,076 times since then and 127 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week October 11, 2020. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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Nov. 27, 2020