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

Ye Olde King’s Highway

Oldest Mail Route In America

 
 
Ye Olde King’s Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 16, 2009
1. Ye Olde King’s Highway Marker
Inscription.
This Tablet Marks
Ye Olde
King’s Highway

Which Follows, In General
Indian Trails
and is the
Oldest Mail Route
in
America

The First Post Rider
Made The Trip From
New York to Boston
In January
1673
Placed by
Mary Silliman Chapter
D.A.R.
1915

 
Erected 1915 by Mary Silliman Chapter D.A.R.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 11.554′ N, 73° 7.596′ W. Marker is in Stratford, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Elm Street and East Broadway, on the left when traveling north on Elm Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stratford CT 06615, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery Gate (approx. ¼ mile away); Planted in Memory of Theodore Roosevelt (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Congregational Burying Ground (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stratford Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stratford Vietnam Memorial
Ye Olde King’s Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 16, 2009
2. Ye Olde King’s Highway Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Stratford American Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stratford Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stratford Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stratford.
 
Categories. Colonial EraRoads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,014 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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