Ridgefield in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Location. 41° 16.378′ N, 73° 29.821′ W. Marker is in Ridgefield, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is on Main Street (Connecticut Route 35) 0.1 miles from West Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. 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. Keeler Tavern and the “Big Shop” (a few steps from this marker); Ridgefield's Colonial Plans (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ridgefield Veterans Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Town Common and Hauley House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. Thomas Hawley House (approx. ¼ mile away); Benedict Arnold's Betrayal and Lieutenant Joshua King (approx. ¼ mile away); Ensign James Benedict House (approx. ¼ mile away); Ye Burying Yard (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ridgefield.
Regarding Keeler Tavern. The Keeler Tavern Museum occupies Lot II of the original 1708 Main Street plan of the Proprietors of Ridgefield. By about 1713 Benjamin
On April 27, 1777, after the Battle of Ridgefield during the Revolutionary War, the Tavern was fired on by British troops proceeding south on Main Street. Timothy, a patriot, was making musket balls in the basement. One British cannonball was imbedded in a corner post where it remains today.
Also see . . . Keeler Tavern Museum. (Submitted on October 17, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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