During the early nineteenth century, New Canaan was one of the important shoe making centers of New England. In the latter half of the nineteenth- century, considerable numbers of summer residents were attracted here. Many of their descendants made the town their home, helping to create the residential community that New Canaan remains.
Erected 1976 by Town of New Canaan the New Canaan Historical Society and the Connecticut Historical Commission.
Location. 41° 8.881′ N, 73° 29.574′ W. Marker is in New Canaan, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is on Main Street (Connecticut Route 124) 0 miles north of East Avenue (Connecticut Route 106), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 77 Main Street, New Canaan CT 06840, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pinney Corners (approx. 3.1 miles away); Joseph Edward Turner, M.D.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2011, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. This page has been viewed 500 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2011, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.