Bridgeport in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Charles S. Stratton
This monument is a memorial to Charles S. Stratton, a native of Bridgeport, who gained worldwide fame as Tom Thumb in the exhibitions of P.T. Barnum. The lifesize statue was erected before Tom Thumb's death on July 15, 1883. In 1959 vandals smashed the statue. It was restored by the Barnum Festival Society and Mountain Grove Cemetery Association with funds raised by public subscription.
Nov. 19, 1961
[ inscription on the south face ]
Sherwood E. Stratton
Died Dec. 29, 1855,
Aged 44 Years.
Died March 26, 1864,
Aged 74 Years. 3 M's
Charles S. Stratton
Died July 15, 1883
Aged 45 Y's. 6 M's. 11 D's
Location. 41° 10.315′ N, 73° 13.482′ W. Marker is in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Dewey Street and Maplewood Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located in Mountain Grove Cemetery. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pro Patria (approx. 0.3 miles away); Roberto Clemente (approx. 1.6 miles away); L’Ambiance Plaza Worker’s Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); City of Bridgeport 150th Anniversary (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lewis Howard Latimer (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bridgeport (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bridgeport Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bridgeport Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bridgeport.
Also see . . . General Tom Thumb on Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 4, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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