Fairfield in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Jonathan Sturges Cottage
Has Been Designated A
National Historic Landmark
This Building Possesses National Significance
In Commemorating the History of The
United States of America
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
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. Located across fom Mill Plain Common. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 449 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield CT 06824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 Fairfield Honor Roll (approx. 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.
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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 1,649 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 11, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.