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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fairfield County, Connecticut

Clickable Map of Fairfield County, Connecticut and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Fairfield County, CT (372) Litchfield County, CT (239) New Haven County, CT (355) Dutchess County, NY (298) Nassau County, NY (239) Putnam County, NY (114) Suffolk County, NY (404) Westchester County, NY (197)  FairfieldCounty(372) Fairfield County (372)  LitchfieldCounty(239) Litchfield County (239)  NewHavenCounty(355) New Haven County (355)  DutchessCountyNew York(298) Dutchess County (298)  NassauCounty(239) Nassau County (239)  PutnamCounty(114) Putnam County (114)  SuffolkCounty(404) Suffolk County (404)  WestchesterCounty(197) Westchester County (197)
Adjacent to Fairfield County, Connecticut
    Litchfield County (239)
    New Haven County (355)
    Dutchess County, New York (298)
    Nassau County, New York (239)
    Putnam County, New York (114)
    Suffolk County, New York (404)
    Westchester County, New York (197)
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101Connecticut (Fairfield County), East Norwalk — Lifeguarding History
By the late 1800s, swimming (or “bathing” as it was known as then) had become an extremely popular recreational activity in America. In the 1910s, the American Red Cross and Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) responded to the . . . — Map (db m53471) HM
102Connecticut (Fairfield County), East Norwalk — Roger Ludlow
This stone, erected December, 1895, commemorates the purchase from the aboriginal inhabitants, made February 26, 1640-1, by Roger Ludlow, Deputy-Governor of the Colony of Connecticut, framer of its first Code of Laws, and Founder of Norwalk, of . . . — Map (db m53440) HM
103Connecticut (Fairfield County), East Norwalk — Taylor Farm Park
This 30-acre open space is what remains of the former Marvin-Taylor farm property, a spread that once was called “one of the fairest domains in Southern New England.” Descendants of one of Norwalk’s earliest residents, Matthew Marvin, . . . — Map (db m53466) HM
104Connecticut (Fairfield County), East Norwalk — The British Invasion
In early July 1779, British General William Tryon led 2,600 British and Hessian soldiers on raids down the Connecticut shoreline to punish residents for their “ungenerous and wanton insurrection” against the Crown. They destroyed homes, . . . — Map (db m53442) HM
105Connecticut (Fairfield County), East Norwalk — The Marvin Property
Marvin Elementary School stands on the site of the former homestead of the Marvin-Taylor family, who lived in the 19-room farmhouse for more than 130 years. William Marvin, an ancestor of one of Norwalk’s earliest settlers, built the house in 1836 . . . — Map (db m53468) HM
106Connecticut (Fairfield County), Easton — Easton
[ front ] Easton North Fairfield, a part of the town of Fairfield, was purchased from the Aspetuck Indians in 1670 for thirty pounds and an amount of trucking cloth. In 1762 the Connecticut General Assembly established the parish of . . . — Map (db m30939) HM
107Connecticut (Fairfield County), Easton — Easton Remembers
1914   1919 Easton Remembers The Great War These Served Dr. C. Lincoln Banks • Frank G. Davis • Howard Elderd • Marna W. Gilbert • Carlton, Gordon • Victor E. Gustafson • Andrew Jaros • John G. Keller • Joseph H. Keller • Daniel Klein • Fred . . . — Map (db m30943) HM
108Connecticut (Fairfield County), Easton — Easton World War II & Korean War Monument
Lest We Forget In Memory Of The Easton Veterans Of World War II And Korea Albers, Jack • Allen, G.I. • Allison, Robert • Anton, Richard • Anton, Robert C. • Baksay, John Jr. • Ballantyne, Arthur S. • Ballantyne, James R. • Barbieri, Frank E. • . . . — Map (db m30941) WM
109Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Andrew Roland House
Built By Andrew Roland And His Wife Elizabeth Daughter of Governor Fitch 1760 Their Son Saw the British Land And Gave the Alarm — Map (db m65124) HM
110Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Andrew Ward Memorial
In memory of Andrew Ward Born in England 1597 One of the founders of Wethersfield and Stamford ——— An honored citizen of Fairfield Conn. where he died in 1659 ——— Member of a Commission . . . — Map (db m27172) HM
111Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Burr Homestead
Home Of Thaddeus And Eunice Dennie Burr Here Dorothy Quincy and John Hancock President Of The Continental Congress Were Married in 1775 Burned By British in 1779 Rebuilt in 1790 — Map (db m27371) HM
112Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — David Ogden House
. . . — Map (db m27419) HM
113Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Dr. Hosea Hurlburt House
Home Of Dr. Hosea Hurlburt 1753 Surgeon in Connecticut Continental Line — Map (db m27565) HM
114Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Fairfield
Marker front: In 1639 Roger Ludlow and five companions, after serving in the Pequot War, purchased from the Indians a rich and abundant expanse of land which they called by the Indian name "Uncowaye." Shortly thereafter the name "Fairfield" . . . — Map (db m27176) HM
115Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Fairfield Boulder
This boulder commemorates the settlement of Fairfield by Roger Ludlow in 1639 and the burning of the Town by the British July 8, 1779. From the founding of the Town the religious, military and civic life of the people has centered . . . — Map (db m27227) HM
116Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Fairfield Honor Roll
Fairfield Honor Roll In Honor of the Men and Women who Have Served In World War I   World War II   Korea   Vietnam   Persian Gulf [ far left panel ] Korea   [ 559 names listed] [ left panel ] World War I   [ . . . — Map (db m27370) WM
117Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Fairfield Revolutionary War Memorial
1775   1783 In everlasting memory of the Patriots and Soldiers of Fairfield who served in the War of the American Revolution ——— Erected by the Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution A.D. . . . — Map (db m27171) HM
118Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Fairfield Sons Memorial
In Grateful Loving Memory Of All Fairfield Sons Who Have Laid Down Their Lives For Our Country World War I World War II Korea Vietnam Dedicated Nov. 11, 1988 Southport, Conn. — Map (db m27151) WM
119Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Fairfield Vietnam War Memorial
This Memorial is hereby dedicated to the men and women who honorably served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America during the Vietnam War December 22, 1961 – May 7, 1975 May their sacrifices for human rights never be . . . — Map (db m27229) HM
120Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — George Hull Home Lot
Site Of Original Home Lot Of George Hull 1590 – 1659 Farmer, Trader Judge, Surveyor And Legislator — Map (db m27373) HM
121Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Isaac Tucker House
Built By Isaac Tucker -- 1766 – Left standing when the British burned Fairfield — Map (db m27158) HM
122Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — John J. Sullivan(1906 – 1997)
This building is renamed and dedicated in honor and memory of Fairfield's first Selectman John J. Sullivan (1906 – 1997) Who spent 24 years (1959 – 1983) as town leader. Our town was his life. He lived his . . . — Map (db m27225) HM
123Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Jonathan Sturges Cottage
Jonathan Sturges Cottage Built 1840 Has Been Designated A National Historic Landmark This Building Possesses National Significance In Commemorating the History of The United States of America 1994 National Park . . . — Map (db m27375) HM
124Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Men of Greenfield Hill
In Memory Of The Men Of Greenfield Hill Who Fought In The American Revolution John Alvord • Benjamin Banks 4th • Daniel Banks • David Banks • Ebenezer Banks Esq. • Ebenezer Banks • Elijah Banks • Eliphalet Banks • Gershom Banks • Gershom . . . — Map (db m27420) HM
125Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Moorlandsc. 1836
Former site of the Buckley Tavern, c.1750 — Map (db m27157) HM
126Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Nathan Bulkley House
Built 1750 By Nathan Bulkley Pre-Revolutionary Spared By British When Town Was Burned — Map (db m27153) HM
127Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Pequot Swamp Fountain
. . . — Map (db m27377) HM
128Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Reverend John Jones Memorial
In memory of Revd John Jones AB   MA The Revd John Jones was born in Southampton England in 1595 and was a graduate of Queens College Cambridge A Puritan divine of the Church of England he was the first pastor of the . . . — Map (db m27174) HM
129Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Roger Ludlow
Father of Connecticut, Author of the Fundamental Orders, Compiler of the Code of 1650, and Pioneer in the Development of American Constitutional Law. Founded Fairfield and Made His Home Here from 1639 to 1654 — Map (db m27141) HM
130Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Site of "Verna"
Site of "Verna" Home of Timothy Dwight Chaplain in Continental Army Pastor of Greenfield Founder of Academy Poet of "Greenfield Hill" President of Yale 1795 - 1815 — Map (db m27421) HM
131Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Site of Old Tavern of Greenfield
Site of Old Tavern Of Greenfield 1792 – 1812 At the Sign of The Black Horse Here Rufus Putnam, Tallyrand, Don Juadenes, Rufus King, Joel Barlow and Tapping Reeve Were Guests — Map (db m27563) HM
132Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Site of Trinity Church
Site Of Trinity Church 1790 – 1844 Rev. Philo Shelton Rector For Forty Years First To Be Ordained By First American Bishop Samuel Seabury — Map (db m27376) HM
133Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Southport Wharves
From The Wharves Of Southport Went Out Men Who Fought Under John Paul Jones Isaac Hull And John Barry — Map (db m27147) HM
134Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — The Merritt ParkwayThe Gateway To New England
Constructed to relieve traffic from the congested Boston Post Road, the Merritt Parkway quickly became one of America's premiere roads celebrated for its engineering and beauty. The first segment of the Parkway opened in 1938 as Connecticut's . . . — Map (db m161549) HM
135Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Thomas Sherwood Memorial
In memory of Thomas Sherwood 1586 – 1655 Puritan – Pioneer – Ancestor A founder of New England A first settler of Fairfield Deputy to the General Court Committeeman Soldier of the Pequot War and his wives . . . — Map (db m27173) HM
136Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Up This Road
Up this road 2600 British Troops marched July 7th 1779 under command of General Tyron and burned Fairfield — Map (db m27155) HM
137Connecticut (Fairfield County), Greenwich — Byram Veterans Memorial
In Memoriam Dedicated To The Honor And Sacrifice Of The Men And Women Of Byram Who Served In The Armed Forces In Defense Of Our Country Erected by the People of Byram 1953 — Map (db m38728) WM
138Connecticut (Fairfield County), Greenwich — Founders and Proprietors Monument1640 - 1935
In memory of the courageous men who founded the first settlement of the Town of Greenwich in the Connecticut Colony July 18-1640 Everardus Bogardus • John Bowers • Robert Feaks • Jeffre Ferris • Angell Husted • Robert Husted • . . . — Map (db m18669) HM
139Connecticut (Fairfield County), Greenwich — George Washington Paused Here
George Washington 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". In Commemoration Of this . . . — Map (db m38428) HM
140Connecticut (Fairfield County), Greenwich — Greenwich Ninth District Veterans Memorial
Erected In Memory Of The Men From The Ninth District Greenwich, Connecticut Who Served In The Armed Forces And Paid The Supreme Sacrifice For Their Country Anthony J. Balco • Joseph T. Borowiec • Domenico S. Crucitti • Harold A. . . . — Map (db m38713) WM
141Connecticut (Fairfield County), Greenwich — Greenwich Veterans Monument
In Reverent Memory Of Those Men From The Town of Greenwich Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice World War II Korea Vietnam [ flagpole base in front ] World War II Adams, John P. Jr. • Anderson, Leslie B. • Arthur, Chester H. • . . . — Map (db m38425) WM
142Connecticut (Fairfield County), Greenwich — Greenwich World War I Memorial
[ south side ] In Honor of The Men and Women Of Greenwich Who Served In The World War [ east side ] In Memory Of Those Who Died And an Inspiration To All Who Follow [ west side ] Second Battle . . . — Map (db m38427) HM
143Connecticut (Fairfield County), Greenwich — Old Greenwich Yacht Club
On July 18, 1640, Daniel Patrick and Robert Feaks landed on these shores in the name of the New Haven Colony to start a new settlement, later called Greenwich. This neck of land is called Elizabeth’s Neck after Mrs. Feaks. The anchor above this . . . — Map (db m2048) HM
144Connecticut (Fairfield County), Greenwich — Putnam Cottage
Putnam Cottage From Here Gen. Putnam Escaped the British By His Famous Ride Down "Put's Hill" — Map (db m38606) HM
145Connecticut (Fairfield County), Greenwich — Putnam's Escape
This Marks The Spot Where On February 26, 1779 General Israel Putnam, Cut Off From His Soldiers And Pursued By British Cavalry, Galloped Down This Rocky Steep And Escaped, Daring To Lead Where Not One Of Many Hundred Foes Dared To . . . — Map (db m38607) HM
146Connecticut (Fairfield County), Greenwich — Raynal C. Bolling
[ front ] Bolling [ back ] Raynal C. Bolling Born September 1, 1877 Foresaw His Nation's Call to Arms And Left a Brilliant Career To Prepare Himself for Service In the World War Colonel of Aviation American . . . — Map (db m38426) HM
147Connecticut (Fairfield County), Greenwich — Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
Greenwich. To her loyal sons who fought for the Union, 1861-1865. — Map (db m37440) HM
148Connecticut (Fairfield County), Greenwich — The Old Burying Ground — At Byram Shore —
The Old Burying Ground At Byram Shore Is Recognized For Its Historic Importance By The Historical Society Of the Town of Greenwich and The Byram Garden Club May 1999 Greenwich Landmark — Map (db m38732) HM
149Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Barton L. Weller
May 27, 1991 This gazebo is presented to the citizens of Monroe by the Weller Foundation, Incorporated in memory of Barton L. Weller (1916 – 1990) Mr. Weller, founder of Vitramon, Incorporated and the Weller Foundation, . . . — Map (db m26097) HM
150Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Birdsey’s Plain / Stepney Cemetery
Stepney 1794 Birdsey’s Plain / Stepney Cemetery Noah and James Burr, Jr. donated this land for a burial ground. Over 1,400 men, women & children are interred including many of the areas first settlers. Veterans include: . . . — Map (db m25329) HM
151Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Birdsey’s Plain Methodist Church
[ South side ] Stepney 1839 Birdsey’s Plain Methodist Church (Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel) This Greek Revival-style church, one of the “twin” churches on the Stepney Green, was built by Hanford Hull. This . . . — Map (db m25331) HM
152Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Birdsey’s Plain Stepney Baptist Church
[ North side ] Stepney 1848 Birdsey’s Plain Stepney Baptist Church This two-story Greek Revival-style church was built under the direction of Hanford Hull, a noted joiner. The congregation was formed by the unification . . . — Map (db m25340) HM
153Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Bridgeport / Newtown Turnpike
Stepney 1801 Bridgeport / Newtown Turnpike The forerunner of CT Route 25. Five toll stations were located along this road. Travelers would be stopped by a pole or “pike” across the road attached to a base. Upon paying a few . . . — Map (db m25342) HM
154Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Burr Hawley & Burritt General Store
Stepney ca 1855 Site of the Burr Hawley & Burritt General Store At this site farmers assembled horse teams & wagons to bring milk to the milk station & to buy feed, hay and grain; residents purchased sewing supplies, groceries & . . . — Map (db m25338) HM
155Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Monroe
[ front ] Monroe On May 23, 1823 the General Assembly granted the incorporation of this town and named it in honor of the then President, James Monroe. The town’s roots, however, are much deeper as it was an offspring of the mother-town . . . — Map (db m26096) HM
156Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Monroe Korean War Memorial
In Honor Of All Those Men And Women Who Proudly Served Their Country During the Korean War June 25, 1950 --- July 27, 1953 From Monroe Died in Battle Master Sgt Ray C. Bailey U.S. Army Oct 19, 1952 Wounded in Battle Corp. Albert . . . — Map (db m26093) WM
157Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Monroe Veterans Memorial
[ Left column] To All Of Those Veterans From The Town of Monroe Who Served Their Country: Honor, Hope, Remembrance, Gratitude, Peace And Eternal Rest [ Right column] Those Who Have Made the Supreme . . . — Map (db m26095) HM
158Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Monroe World War I Memorial
In grateful recognition of the valor and devotion of the young men of this community who served in the World War for liberty and justice 1914 – 1919 Adams Fred Leroy • Anderlot William • Bachman George • Beardsley L Ben • Beardsley Ray . . . — Map (db m25332) HM
159Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Monroe World War I Memorial
In Grateful Recognition Of the Valor and Devotion of The Young Men of this Community Who Served in the World War For Liberty and Justice 1914 -- 1919 Adams Fred Leroy • Anderlot William • Bachman George * • Bachman John Jr • . . . — Map (db m26091) HM
160Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Monroe World War II Memorial
1941   1945 Dedicated to Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice Victor Sippin David P. Winspur And to All Those From The Town of Monroe Who Served Our Country In World War II Sponsored by The American Legion Post #176 . . . — Map (db m26094) HM
161Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Original Bell of Stepney Baptist Church
Original Bell Of Stepney Baptist Church In Service From 1885 to Sept. 9, 1964 — Map (db m25341) HM
162Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — PFC John K. Goett
Dedicated To PFC John K. Goett Who Gave His Life And All Those From Monroe Who Served During the Vietnam conflict From 1964 – 1973 Dedicated Nov. 11, 1984 — Map (db m26092) HM
163Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Stepney Fire House #11916 — Stepney —
The first volunteer fire company in Monroe included 45 men. The group’s 1st fire truck was purchased 2nd hand from a Bridgeport fire-fighting company with money raised in part from the proceeds of the annual firemen’s “karnival.” . . . — Map (db m25343) HM
164Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Stepney Schoolhouse
Stepney ca 1830 Stepney Schoolhouse The one-room district schoolhouse was the cornerstone of CT public education until the 20th century. Students of all ages were taught by one teacher and often supplied their own books & writing slates. This . . . — Map (db m92003) HM
165Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — The Rochambeau Route 1781 – 82
The Rochambeau Route 1781 – 82 In the Vicinity French Troops Under Duc De Lauzon Enroute From Newport To Yorktown Encamped During June 29 Through July 1st 1781 Erected by The Sons of the American Revolution Gen. . . . — Map (db m26098) HM
166Connecticut (Fairfield County), New Canaan — New Canaan
This region was established in 1731 as Canaan Parish, a separate ecclesiastical society of the Congregational Churches of Norwalk and Stamford. Incorporated as a town in 1801. New Canaan encompassed the area of Canaan Parish with additional land . . . — Map (db m46878) HM
167Connecticut (Fairfield County), New Canaan — Pinney Corners
Site of the Home of Henry A. Pinney (1836-1905). The shoe factory owned by Mr. Pinney was located on land opposite his home on slightly over three acres of land at the corner of Lukes Wood and Oenoke. The factory, built in 1870, produced women’s . . . — Map (db m26136) HM
168Connecticut (Fairfield County), New Fairfield — New Fairfield
Front In the year 1724 twelve men from Fairfield, Connecticut , came to this area to purchase land from the Indians who then inhabited it. They negotiated with Chief Squantz of the Schaghticoke tribe, who lived near the pond in this . . . — Map (db m23060) HM
169Connecticut (Fairfield County), New Fairfield — New Fairfield Fire Department Memorial
Upper marker: The New Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department Dedicated To All Members Past and Present 2003 Lower marker: The New Fairfield Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. was formed in 1934 consisting of seven districts – . . . — Map (db m23061) HM
170Connecticut (Fairfield County), New Fairfield — New Fairfield Veterans Memorial
They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn them. French & Indian War Samuel Fairchild Militia K.I.A. Aug. 4, 1759 Burmell Barnum Militia K.I.A. Aug. 4, 1761 Civil War Frederick C. . . . — Map (db m23063) WM
171Connecticut (Fairfield County), Newtown — Cyrenius H. Booth Library
Cyrenius H. Booth Library Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department of the Interior 1932 — Map (db m42368) HM
172Connecticut (Fairfield County), Newtown — In Commemoration
1732 ---- 1932 In Commemoration Of The Two Hundredth Birthday Of George Washington ---- Rochambeau Established a Camp Here June 28 To July 1, 1781 ---- Soldiers Commanded By Lafayette Camped At This Spot Placed by Mary . . . — Map (db m26914) HM
173Connecticut (Fairfield County), Newtown — Newtown
This area, then known as Quanneapague, was purchased from the Pohtatuck Indians in 1705. Settled from Stratford and incorporated in 1711, Newtown was a stronghold of Tory settlement during the early Revolutionary War. French General Rochambeau and . . . — Map (db m21235) HM
174Connecticut (Fairfield County), Newtown — Newtown Meeting House
. . . — Map (db m26813) HM
175Connecticut (Fairfield County), Newtown — Newtown Veterans Memorial
. . . — Map (db m21339) HM
176Connecticut (Fairfield County), Newtown — Rev. John Beach, A.M.
. . . — Map (db m41513) HM
177Connecticut (Fairfield County), Newtown — Rochambeau
. . . — Map (db m42367) HM
178Connecticut (Fairfield County), Newtown — Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary RouteHousatonic Crossing
French General Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, and thousands of French ground and naval forces arrived in Newport in July of 1780 to assist the Americans in the War for Independence. After wintering in Newport, Rochambeau’s . . . — Map (db m26915) HM
179Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — A Habitat Renewed
In the past, the shallow and stagnant Mill Pond was not a good place for marine life. In 1996-97, the City of Norwalk undertook a $500,000 project to improve the aquatic habitat. Funds for the work came from the Connecticut Department of . . . — Map (db m53485) HM
180Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — Battle of the Rocks Monument
On this historic ground the American Patriots bravely sustained the cause of Liberty against the British Invaders July 12, 1779 ---------- Erected by the D.A.R. of Norwalk 1894. — Map (db m53435) HM
181Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — Burning of Norwalk
From the summit of this hill Maj. Gen. William Tryon witnessed the Burning of Norwalk by the British troops under his command during the engagement of July 11 & 12, 1779. --------------- Erected by Norwalk Chapter Daughters of the American . . . — Map (db m53434) HM
182Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — Fitch’s Point
. . . — Map (db m160389) HM
183Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — Flax Hill Monument
. . . — Map (db m53438) HM
184Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — Liberty Tree Memorial
This American Liberty Elm was named after “The Liberty Tree: Our Country’s first Symbol of Freedom.” On the morning of August 14, 1765, the people of Boston awakened to discover two effigies suspended from an elm tree in protest of the . . . — Map (db m53918) HM
185Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — 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 . . . — Map (db m53482) HM
186Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — Norwalk
First in recorded history came a navigator, Adriaen Block, in 1614 who called the Norwalk Islands “Archipelago.” In 1640 Daniel Patrick from the New Haven Colony obtained a deed from local Indians conveying land on the west side of the . . . — Map (db m53449) HM
187Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — Norwalk FoundedA.D. 1849
. . . — Map (db m53436) HM
188Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — Norwalk World War I Memorial
This monument is erected as a tribute of honor to the Citizens of Norwalk, Conn. who devoted themselves to the cause of freedom in the service of our country during the Great World War, 1917 – 1919 and as a memorial to the men who made the . . . — Map (db m53763) HM
189Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — Parish of St. Paul’s
This Parish of St. Paul’s was founded in 1737 by a missionary priest sent to the colonies from London. The present church building is the fifth erected on this site. The second structure was destroyed by the British on July 11, 1779, when General . . . — Map (db m53460) HM
190Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
Erected by the Grand Army of the Republic and the citizens of South Norwalk in memory of her loyal sons 1861-1865 — Map (db m36010) HM
191Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — St. Paul’s Church
St. Paul’s is one of the most beautiful stone, Gothic-Style, churches in the area. It’s dramatic 13th century English charm, stained glass, excellent acoustics, and vintage E.M. Skinner organ create an atmosphere conducive to prayer, contemplation . . . — Map (db m53462) HM
192Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — St. Paul’s Historic Graveyard
This historic graveyard is one of the oldest in Norwalk. It predates the Revolutionary War and is the resting place of several patriots of the American Revolution. It is situated on the original grant of land given to the professors of the Church . . . — Map (db m53461) HM
193Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — The Birds
While the Mill Pond Restoration Project created a better environment for animals under the water, the creatures that we can see benefiting are the birds. A variety of feathered species are drawn here by the edible plant material and the . . . — Map (db m53484) HM
194Connecticut (Fairfield County), Old Greenwich — Old Greenwich
Under the jurisdiction of the New Haven Colony, the first settlers in 1640 purchased land from the Siwanoy Indians. Under New Amsterdam’s protection, this settlement was a dutch manor during 1642–56. In the years 1656–65, it was combined . . . — Map (db m2484) HM
195Connecticut (Fairfield County), Old Greenwich — Sound Beach Railroad Station
Built 1892, moved to this location 1895. Renamed Old Greenwich Railroad Station 1931. Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m2485) HM
196Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — 3 — “Putnam’s Escape from Horseneck”
This bronze statue was sculpted by renowned local artist Anna Hyatt Huntington. She was 94 when she completed the statue for its 1969 dedication. The bronze depicts General Israel Putnam’s legendary ride down the stone steps in Greenwich (then . . . — Map (db m69914) HM
197Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — 12 — Bake Oven and Upper Level Structures — Putnam Memorial State Park —
With the exception of the Bake Oven, which produced bread for camp, the identity and locations of numerous other buildings on the upper level is uncertain. We know that the Bake Oven was located in this ravine. It needed water from the stream . . . — Map (db m26903) HM
198Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — 11 — Barlow Circle — Putnam Memorial State Park —
A resident of Redding, Joel Barlow graduated from Yale in 1778. An accomplished poet and writer, Barlow was thought to have visited the Redding army camps during the winter of 1778-89. He was a chaplain for three years in the Continental Army. — Map (db m26902) HM
199Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — 2 — Camp Guardhouse — Putnam Memorial State Park —
Camp Guardhouse A log hut which was reconstructed about 1890 on the remains of a hut from 1778. The actual purpose of the original structure is in question, although local lore said it was the Guardhouse. The construction and size of the hut . . . — Map (db m26893) HM
200Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — 13 — Cemetery / Command Officer’s Quarters — Putnam Memorial State Park —
The two mounds of stones inside the square formed by the granite posts, were thought to be the camp cemetery. Accordingly, a memorial marker was erected to mark the site in 1902. Archaeology work has proven this site to be that of a . . . — Map (db m26909) HM

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