Norwalk in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Mill Pond History
The Mill Pond was created, probably in the 1700s, by diking a natural coastal inlet, save for a narrow channel that would power a mill wheel. Seaview Avenue and Veterans Park were later built on more landfill.
Other businesses, most notably hat factories, once stood on or near the Mill Pond’s shores. The location was good not for the view, but because for many years industries dumped their wastes into the pond. (Such discharges are now closely regulated.)
Location. 41° 5.918′ N, 73° 24.345′ W. Marker is in Norwalk, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Seaview Avenue and East Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Seaview Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located in Mill Pond Park. Marker is in this post office area: Norwalk CT 06851, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Birds (here, next to this marker); A Habitat Renewed (a few steps from this marker); Fitch’s Point (approx. 0.4 miles away); Norwalk Founded (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roger Ludlow (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Marvin Property (approx. 0.7 miles away); Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Taylor Farm Park (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norwalk.
More about this marker.
1. Mill Pond owner
In 1709 the Norwalk council granted my great-grandfather-times-fourteen, John Gregory, the right to build this grist mill, stipulating it must be completed within one year, and that he had to grind grain of the local towns folk first. He did this and operated the mill, passed it on to his son. Many descendants continue to live in the area, and Gregory Blvd is a few blocks away.
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— Submitted March 17, 2012, by Easan Katir of Santa Clara, California.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 667 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 13, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.