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Peter Pond

 
 
Peter Pond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 15, 2012
1. Peter Pond Marker
Inscription.
Peter Pond
1740 – 1807
Somewhere in the adjacent cemetery lies the unmarked grave of Peter Pond, a veteran of the French and Indian War, fur trader, explorer and cartographer born in Milford. He helped organize expeditions west of the Great Lakes. He became internationally renowned for maps he drew of the Northwest and Canada based on his explorations and input from others, including Native Americans. His exploits ultimately prompted President Thomas Jefferson to send Lewis and Clark on their quest to explore the Northwest Region. In 1790 Pond sold his shares of the North West Co., the trading company of which he was a founding member, and returned to Milford.
Milford Preservation Trust

 
Erected by Milford Preservation Trust.
 
Location. 41° 13.575′ N, 73° 3.029′ W. Marker is in Milford, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of Gulf Street and Cherry Street, on the right when traveling south on Gulf Street. Touch for map. Located in Milford Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Milford CT 06460, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George W. Baird ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Post Office Site
Peter Pond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 15, 2012
2. Peter Pond Marker
( approx. 0.3 miles away); Memorial to Three Milford Men ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Jefferson Bridge ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Milford Memorial Stone Bridge ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Arctic Engine Co. No. 1 ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Home Site of Robert Treat ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Milford Remembers ( approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milford.
 
Also see . . .  Peter Pond on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 22, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraExploration
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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