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

Old Greenwich

 
 
Old Greenwich Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, May 25, 2007
1. Old Greenwich Marker
Inscription. Under the jurisdiction of the New Haven Colony, the first settlers in 1640 purchased land from the Siwanoy Indians. Under New Amsterdamís protection, this settlement was a dutch manor during 1642–56. In the years 1656–65, it was combined with the town of Stamford. In 1665, Greenwich was recognized as a distinct and separate town in the Colony of Connecticut. A tax-supported church (First Congregational Church) was established. By 1690, this village was frequently called “Greenwich Old Town” to distinguish it from the rest of the expanding town. During the American Revolution (1775–1782), wheelboat raids frequently occurred, both from and against Loyalist held Long Island and Westchester County. Popular waterfront hotels were started during the 1860ís; increasingly, summer residents enlivened the shore area. The Tod family began development of its “Innis Arden” estate on Greenwich Point in 1889; it was purchased for a town park in 1945. A salt marsh was developed into a public park and donated to the town by Edwin Binney in 1928, now known as Binney Park. “Sound Beach” was officially renamed Old Greenwich in 1931.
 
Location. 41° 1.793′ N, 73° 34.036′ W. Marker is in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, in Fairfield
Downtown Old Greenwich as seen on Sound Beach Avenue facing north toward train station image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, May 25, 2007
2. Downtown Old Greenwich as seen on Sound Beach Avenue facing north toward train station
County. Marker is on Sound Beach Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Old Greenwich CT 06870, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sound Beach Railroad Station (approx. ľ mile away); Old Greenwich Yacht Club (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Cos Cob Art Colony (approx. 1.6 miles away); Michael F. Lione Memorial Park (approx. 1.7 miles away); Second Oldest Cemetery in Greenwich (approx. 1.8 miles away); Cos Cob (approx. 1.8 miles away); Charles E. Rowell (approx. 2 miles away); Christopher Columbus (approx. 2.1 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,945 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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