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

First Engagement

 
 
First Engagement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2009
1. First Engagement Marker
Inscription. Here occurred the first engagement between the Continentals and the British Troops when they invaded Connecticut, April - 25 - 1777
 
Erected 1914 by Connecticut Society Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 8.42′ N, 73° 21.205′ W. Marker is in Westport, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of South Compo Road (Connecticut Route 136) and Post Road East (U.S. 1), on the left when traveling north on South Compo Road. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on a Compos Road traffic island, on the south side of its intersection with Post Road. Marker is in this post office area: Westport CT 06880, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Compo Beach (a few steps from this marker); Godillot Carriage House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jesup-Godillot House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Disbrow Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jesup Green (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Post Road Bridge
First Engagement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2009
2. First Engagement Marker
View of historical marker in the foreground, as seen looking south on a traffic island.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Wheeler House (approx. half a mile away); Westport World War I Monument (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westport.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Ridgefield. This web link was both published and made available by, "Absolute Astronomy.com," in it's quest to enable "exploring the universe of knowledge." (Submitted on August 3, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Revolutionary
 
First Engagement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2009
3. First Engagement Marker
View of the historical marker, situated on the traffic island, just south (to the left) of the tree on the traffic island.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,113 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 3, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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