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Milford in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Peter Pond

1740 - 1807

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, April 15, 2012
1. Peter Pond Marker
Inscription.  Somewhere in the adjacent cemetery lies the unmarked grave of Peter Pond, a veteran of the French and Indian War, fur trader, explorer and cartographer born in Milford. He helped organize expeditions west of the Great Lakes. He became internationally renowned for maps he drew of the Northwest and Canada based on his explorations and input from others, including Native Americans. His exploits ultimately prompted President Thomas Jefferson to send Lewis and Clark on their quest to explore the Northwest Region. In 1790 Pond sold his shares of the North West Co., the trading company of which he was a founding member, and returned to Milford.
 
Erected by Milford Preservation Trust.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExploration. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1740.
 
Location. 41° 13.575′ N, 73° 3.029′ W. Marker is in Milford, Connecticut, in New Haven County
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By Michael Herrick, April 15, 2012
2. Peter Pond Marker
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. Marker is at the intersection of Gulf Street and Cherry Street, on the right when traveling south on Gulf Street. Located in Milford Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. George W. Baird (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Post Office Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Memorial to Three Milford Men (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jefferson Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Milford Memorial Stone Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Arctic Engine Co. No. 1 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Home Site of Robert Treat (approx. 0.4 miles away); Milford Remembers (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milford.
 
Also see . . .  Peter Pond on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 22, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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