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

Easton

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2010
1. Easton Marker
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Inscription.
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Easton
North Fairfield, a part of the town of Fairfield, was purchased from the Aspetuck Indians in 1670 for thirty pounds and an amount of trucking cloth. In 1762 the Connecticut General Assembly established the parish of North Fairfield. The Legislature in 1787 combined the parishes of North Fairfield and Norfield into the town of Weston. In 1845 the former parish of North Fairfield was divided from Weston and became Easton. It is still governed by the town meeting.
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Samuel Staples died in 1787, leaving his entire estate to establish the Staples Free Academy. A fund descended still provides a scholarship for college students from Easton. By 1867 there were thirteen school districts in town. The town hall was built in 1937, the gift of Gustavus A. Pfeiffer and Judge John F. McLane. Until 1910 Easton was primarily a farming community with many small businesses and industries. Forty percent of the town area is devoted to reservoirs and watershed in keeping with the rural and residential character of this community.
Erected by the Town of Easton
the Historical Society of Easton
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1977
 
Erected 1977 by the Town of Easton, the Historical Society of Easton, the Connecticut
Easton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2010
2. Easton Marker
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Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 15.166′ N, 73° 17.83′ W. Marker is in Easton, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Center Road and Morehouse Road, on the right when traveling east on Center Road. Touch for map. Located in front of Easton Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 Center Road, Easton CT 06612, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Easton World War II & Korean War Monument (a few steps from this marker); Easton Remembers (approx. 1.4 miles away); Tashua Hills (approx. 2 miles away); Long Hill World War I Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Jonathan Trumbull (approx. 4.1 miles away); Trumbull Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away); Trumbull World War I Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away); Stepney Fire House #1 (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Easton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Easton, Connecticut. (Submitted on May 20, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Easton, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 20, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Easton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2010
3. Easton Marker
Easton Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2010
4. Easton Town Hall
Marker at the Base of the Flagpole image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2010
5. Marker at the Base of the Flagpole
Dedicated to the Memory
of
Russell P. Cumming
For His Lifetime of Service
to
The Boy Scouts of America
The Town of Easton
Given In Loving Memory By
His Family & Friends
and
The Robertson Fund
May 30 1996
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 792 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 20, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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