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

Burr Hawley & Burritt General Store

 
 
Burr Hawley & Burritt General Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 8, 2009
1. Burr Hawley & Burritt General Store Marker
Inscription.
Stepney
ca 1855
Site of the Burr Hawley &
Burritt General Store
At this site farmers assembled horse teams & wagons to bring milk to the milk station & to buy feed, hay and grain; residents purchased sewing supplies, groceries & lumber. Tradition has it that Mark Twain of Redding, visited here to listen to local tales around the potbelly stove. The only motor-driven grain mill in town was located in the back of the store.
Stepney Heritage Trail – The Sippin Family
 
Erected by The Save Our Stepney Task Force.
 
Location. 41° 19.35′ N, 73° 15.909′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Connecticut Route 25) and Easton Road (Connecticut Route 59), on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe CT 06468, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monroe World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Birdsey’s Plain Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Bell of Stepney Baptist Church
Burr Hawley & Burritt General Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 8, 2009
2. Burr Hawley & Burritt General Store Marker
(about 400 feet away); Birdsey’s Plain Stepney Baptist Church (about 400 feet away); Birdsey’s Plain / Stepney Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Bridgeport / Newtown Turnpike (approx. half a mile away); Stepney Schoolhouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); Stepney Fire House #1 (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
 
Also see . . .  Burr Hawley General Store. (Submitted on December 10, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 874 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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