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

Jonathan Sturges Cottage

 
 
Jonathan Sturges Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2010
1. Jonathan Sturges Cottage Marker
Inscription.
Jonathan Sturges Cottage
Built 1840
Has Been Designated A
National Historic Landmark
This Building Possesses National Significance
In Commemorating the History of The
United States of America
1994
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Erected 1992.
 
Location. 41° 8.789′ N, 73° 16.038′ W. Marker is in Fairfield, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Mill Plain Road and Mill Plain Green, on the left when traveling north on Mill Plain Road. Touch for map. Located across fom Mill Plain Common. Marker is at or near this postal address: 449 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield CT 06824, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Trinity Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andrew Roland House (approx. 0.8 miles away); George Hull Home Lot (approx. 0.9 miles away); Burr Homestead (approx. 0.9 miles away); Roger Ludlow (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fairfield Honor Roll (approx.
Jonathan Sturges Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2010
2. Jonathan Sturges Cottage Marker
0.9 miles away); Fairfield Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fairfield Boulder (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfield.
 
Regarding Jonathan Sturges Cottage. Jonathan Sturges, the principal organizer of the Illinois Central Railroad and acting president and director of the railroad, built the American Gothic Sturges Cottage, a National Historic Landmark, facing the Mill Plain Green. The house later became the home of Henry Cady Struges, the founder of the Fairfield Historical Society. He raised thoroughbred horses on his Fairfield farm, Riverhurst.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Jonathan Sturges Cottage image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2010
3. Jonathan Sturges Cottage
Jonathan Sturges Cottage image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2010
4. Jonathan Sturges Cottage
Jonathan Sturges Cottage Sign image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2010
5. Jonathan Sturges Cottage Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 11, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,581 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 11, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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