Milford in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
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The Class of '37
Milford High School
Erected by Class of '37, Milford High School.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Wars, Non-US.
Location. 41° 13.508′ N, 73° 3.5′ W. Marker is in Milford, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of West River Street and River Street, on the right when traveling south on West River Street. Located in front of River Park Apartments. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38 West River Street, Milford CT 06460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home Site of Jonathan Law (a few steps from this marker); Milford Town Halls (within shouting distance of this marker); Milford World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Arctic Engine Co. No. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Milford RemembersJefferson Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial to Three Milford Men (about 400 feet away); The First Meeting House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milford.
Regarding The Regicides. Edward Whalley and William Goffe were two of the seventy-six judges that signed the death warrant for English King Charles I. When Charles II became king, following the death of Oliver Cromwell, the judges were offered pardons if they surrendered. Some surrendered, many were executed or imprisoned. Whalley and Goffe fled to the colonies. They went to Boston, then New Haven, Connecticut. They spent three years in Milford. Finally they traveled to the then remote town of Hadley, Massachusetts.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 684 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 22, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.