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

John Read, Gentleman

 
 
John Read, Gentleman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 23, 2010
1. John Read, Gentleman Marker
The Town of Redding, formerly Reading, was named after John Read.
Inscription.
Home site of
“Lonetown Manor” where
John Read, Gentleman
after whom the town is named
settled in 1711
Title to the original 500 acres
was secured by colony grants
confirmed in 1714 by an Indian
deed from Chief Chickens
This tablet placed by Town of Redding
in 1935
Connecticuts Tercentenary

 
Erected 1935 by Town of Redding.
 
Location. 41° 19.839′ N, 73° 23.275′ W. Marker is in Redding, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is on Putnam Park Road (Connecticut Route 107) 0.1 miles east of Lonetown Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 Putnam Park Road, Redding CT 06896, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lake McDougall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Unknown Heroes (approx. 0.6 miles away); Memorial Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cemetery / Command Officerís Quarters (approx. 0.6 miles away); Winter Quarters of Putnamís Division (approx. 0.6 miles away); Putnam Memorial State Park
John Read, Gentleman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 23, 2010
2. John Read, Gentleman Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Bake Oven and Upper Level Structures (approx. 0.6 miles away); Camp Guardhouse (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redding.
 
More about this marker. The home in the photo is private property and is not open to the public.
 
Regarding John Read, Gentleman. Redding was named after John Read, early on the spelling was Reading. However, in 1767, because of much mispronunciation, the community voted to use Redding as the official spelling.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 924 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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