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

Wilton

 
 
Wilton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2010
1. Wilton Marker
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Inscription.
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Wilton
Although this region was settled in 1651 as part of Norwalk, the first dwelling house here was built in 1706. The village of Wilton with parish privileges was granted by the general Assembly on May 12, 1726. The Town of Wilton was incorporated by the Assembly as a separate body politic on May 2, 1802. In the American Revolution 223 officers and soldiers who lived in Wilton fought against the British. The enemy troops marched through Wilton in April, 1777 along the Ridgefield Road following the Battle of Ridgefield, ransacking a number of homes and demanding to be given supplies and provisions. The railroad came op the Norwalk River Valley in 1852, bringing summer residents to what had been an essentially an agricultural community. The population of Wilton greatly increased in the years after the Second World War.
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Historic Sites In Wilton
Lambert Corner – Danbury and Westport Roads. A complex containing the David Lambert House c. 1724, which stands on its original site, and other landmark buildings saved from demolition, moved and restored to adaptive use. All are owned and maintained by the Wilton Historical Society, Inc. These include a saltbox or lean-to style dwelling c. 1829; an 1834 schoolhouse; the first railroad station in Wilton,
Wilton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2010
2. Wilton Marker
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c. 1852; and a post office, c. 1889.
Area of Congregational Church - Ridgefield Road. Wilton's third meetinghouse, c. 1790 and first town hall, c. 1829.
Sloan – Raymond – Fitch house – 249 Danbury Road. Early dwelling, c. 1731. Headquarters of the Wilton Historical Society, Inc.
Hurlbutt Street Schoolhouse; c. 1834. Used continuously as a school until 1935.
Cannondale Schoolhouse – Cannon Crossing. Constructed c. 1873
Erected by the Town of Wilton
the Wilton Historical Society, Inc.
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1980
 
Erected 1980 by the Town of Wilton, the Wilton Historical Society, Inc. and the Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 11.417′ N, 73° 25.546′ W. Marker is in Wilton, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Danbury Road (U.S. 7) and Cricket Lane, on the left when traveling south on Danbury Road. Touch for map. Located next to Wilton Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 238 Danbury Road, Wilton CT 06897, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Clapp Raymond (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wilton Veterans Memorial
Wilton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2010
3. Wilton Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Wilton Roll of Honor (approx. half a mile away); Hillside Cemetery World War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Major Samuel Comstock (approx. 1.1 miles away); Joseph Edward Turner, M.D. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Weston (approx. 2.6 miles away); Weston Vietnam War & Persian Gulf War Monument (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wilton, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 25, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Town of Wilton. (Submitted on June 25, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Wilton Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2010
4. Wilton Town Hall
Wilton's First Town Hall, c. 1829 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2010
5. Wilton's First Town Hall, c. 1829
The Congregational Church, Wilton's Third Meetinghouse, c. 1790 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2010
6. The Congregational Church, Wilton's Third Meetinghouse, c. 1790
Sloan – Raymond – Fitch House c. 1731, Headquarters of the Wilton Historical Society image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2010
7. Sloan – Raymond – Fitch House c. 1731, Headquarters of the Wilton Historical Society
David Lambert House c. 1724, at Lambert Corner image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 15, 2010
8. David Lambert House c. 1724, at Lambert Corner
Wilton's First Railroad Station at Lambert Corner image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 15, 2010
9. Wilton's First Railroad Station at Lambert Corner
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 864 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on June 25, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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