Greenwich in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Where On February 26, 1779
General Israel Putnam,
Cut Off From His Soldiers And
Pursued By British Cavalry,
Galloped Down This Rocky Steep
And Escaped, Daring To Lead Where Not
One Of Many Hundred Foes Dared To Follow.
Erected By The
Putnam Hill Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
Of Greenwich, Conn. A.D. 1900
Erected 1900 by the Putnam Hill Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 26, 1779.
Location. 41° 2.224′ N, 73° 36.987′ W. Marker is in Greenwich, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of East Putnam Avenue (U.S. 1) and Old Church Road, on the left when traveling north on East Putnam Avenue. This area of Greenwich has been known as "Horseneck" since its first settlement in 1640. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenwich CT 06830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Putnam Cottage (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Founders and Proprietors Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Washington Paused Here (approx. 0.4 miles away); Second Oldest Cemetery in Greenwich (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cos Cob (approx. 0.9 miles away); Greenwich Veterans Monument (approx. one mile away); Raynal C. Bolling (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenwich.
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Also see . . . Israel Putnam on Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 1, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,027 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 1, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. 4, 5. submitted on July 24, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.