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

George Washington Paused Here

 
 
George Washington Paused Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 17, 2010
1. George Washington Paused Here Marker
Inscription.
George Washington
Paused here on the Post Road near this church, on October 16, 1789 and afterward wrote in his diary, "the superb landscape which is to be seen from the meeting house is a rich regalia".
In Commemoration
Of this historic incident, this tablet has been placed here by friends in this church, October 16, 1932, in this Washington Bicentennial Year.

 
Erected 1932.
 
Location. 41° 2.121′ N, 73° 37.37′ W. Marker is in Greenwich, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of East Putnam Avenue (U.S. 1) and Maple Avenue, on the left when traveling north on East Putnam Avenue. Touch for map. Located on the Second Congregational Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 139 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich CT 06830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Founders and Proprietors Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Putnam Cottage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Putnam's Escape (approx. 0.4 miles away); Greenwich Veterans Monument
George Washington Paused Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 17, 2010
2. George Washington Paused Here Marker
(approx. mile away); Raynal C. Bolling (approx. mile away); Greenwich World War I Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Second Oldest Cemetery in Greenwich (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenwich.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
The Second Congregational Church image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 17, 2010
3. The Second Congregational Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 855 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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