Greenwich in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
George Washington Paused Here
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".
Of this historic incident, this tablet has been placed here by friends in this church, October 16, 1932, in this Washington Bicentennial Year.
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. ¼ mile away); Putnam's Escape (approx. 0.4 miles away); Greenwich Veterans Monument Raynal C. Bolling (approx. ¾ mile away); Greenwich World War I Memorial (approx. ¾ mile 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 •
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 887 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.