Milford in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
A Connecticut Minutemanís Homestead
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While living in the house he built at 139 North Street he was a teacher during the winter months and also wove clothing for most of Milfordís citizens. After Revolutionary War soldiers, who had been captured by the British, were put ashore in Milford infected with smallpox, Downs traveled to Salem, NY to become inoculated, presumably to assist with the victims.He almost died. On April 15, 1777 he writes
River Park National Historic District
Milford Preservation Trust 2011
Erected 2011 by Milford Preservation Trust.
Location. 41° 13.875′ N, 73° 3.364′ W. Marker is in Milford, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is on North Street 0.1 miles north of Bridge Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 139 North Street, Milford CT 06460, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home Site of Robert Treat (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kingís Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Milestone (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Post Office Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); The First Meeting House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Memorial to Three Milford Men (approx. 0.4 miles away); Milford Remembers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jefferson Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milford.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 530 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.