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Milford in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Liberty Rock

 
 
Liberty Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 7, 2010
1. Liberty Rock Marker
Inscription.
History of Liberty Rock

Liberty Rock as we call it today was one known as “Hog Rock”. With a little imagination, the rock appears to be in the shape of a hog. Somewhere in the rock can be found the imprint of a hog’s foot.

The site served as a lookout post and signal station. From Liberty Rock, Milford patriots watched the Housatonic River, then called the Stratford River, to guard against invasion by British forces during the Revolutionary War. The Spot was the highest elevation in the area. It was possible to see clear across the river to Stratford. The initials P.P. and date 1776 were carved by a young native of Milford, Peter Pierett. Pierett was the leader of a group calling themselves “The Liberty Boys”. This group later became a part of the famous “Minute Men”.

The Rock is 10 feet in diameter and weighs almost 35 tons. This type of rock is strange to the locality for there are no signs of similar rocks or stones of this variety for miles around. The Post Road side was the back of the rock. The original Post Road was to the North of the rock.
 
Location. 41° 12.308′ N, 73° 5.661′ W. Marker is in Milford, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection
Liberty Rock image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 7, 2010
2. Liberty Rock
Liberty Men
1766
Minute Men
1776
Liberty Rock
D.A.R.
Sept. 7, 1897
of Bridgeport Avenue (U.S. 1) and Concord Avenue, on the left on Bridgeport Avenue. Touch for map. Located in Liberty Rock Park. Marker is in this post office area: Milford CT 06460, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. VFW Post 9460 Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Ye Olde King’s Highway (approx. 1.9 miles away); Stratford Veterans Monument (approx. 2 miles away); Milford Korea - Vietnam Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away); Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery Gate (approx. 2.1 miles away); Academy Hill Historic District (approx. 2.1 miles away); Planted in Memory of Theodore Roosevelt (approx. 2.1 miles away); Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milford.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Liberty Rock Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 7, 2010
3. Liberty Rock Park Marker
Liberty Rock from Bridgeport Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 7, 2010
4. Liberty Rock from Bridgeport Avenue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,282 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 9, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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