Ridgefield in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
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Since railroad lines had avoided Ridgefield because of its altitude, it remained more rural than other towns near New York City. Businessmen of the town, however, were able to promote and secure the construction of a spur line from Branchville in 1870 to make this community more easily accessible. The families from New York hired Italian and Irish immigrants who built village utilities and became estate managers and gardeners. The descendants of
Erected 1980 by Town of Ridgefield, The Ridgefield Preservation Trust and the Connecticut Historical Commission.
Location. 41° 17.011′ N, 73° 29.907′ W. Marker is in Ridgefield, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Prospect Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Ridgefield Library. Marker is in this post office area: Ridgefield CT 06877, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Smith Tavern – A Colonial Meeting Place (a few steps from this marker); Ballard Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Ridgefield (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street in the Late 1800s The Village in the 1900s (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Ridgefield Train Station (about 600 feet away); The Elms Inn and Stebbins Homestead (about 600 feet away); Bailey Avenue: A Short-Cut to the Train Station (about 700 feet away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ridgefield.
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