When this area was settled, soon after 1685, it was part of its present neighbor, Danbury. As population grew, residents petitioned the General Assembly of the Colony for parish status and a church closer than the center of Danbury. In 1759 . . . — — Map (db m114646) HM
The above photo depicts Bethel’s second train station that was completed in 1899 and provided passenger service until 1996 when a new station was constructed further north along the line. Bethel’s original train station occupied this same spot from . . . — — Map (db m48431) HM
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Soldiers & Sailors
Who Gave Their Lives
In Defense Of The Union
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Albert Woodruff 2nd Conn. Art.
Adam Grimm 7th Conn.
James Smith . . . — — Map (db m26819) HM
This monument is dedicated to the brave men and women of the town of Bethel who, in times of war and peace, have faithfully served their country. We honor and express gratitude for their courage and the sacrifices they made to keep America a free . . . — — Map (db m21234) HM
“I was born and reared in an atmosphere of merriment my natural bias was developed and strengthened by the associations of my youth; and I feel myself entitled to record the sayings and doings of the wags and eccentricities of Bethel because . . . — — Map (db m69926) HM
Plumtrees Honor Roll
Parmly Brown • John E. Nelson • Leland Grumman Jr.
Warren Abrams • Arthur Appell • George S Bates • Thomas Bergstrom • Arthur C. Brown • Raymond Capellaro • George Cher • Michael Cher • Stephen Cher • Richard Collier • William . . . — — Map (db m55005) HM
The Plumtrees School was built in 1867 as a one room school house for the Plumtrees District of Bethel. The school served the community from 1867 through 1970. At its closing it was the last operating one room school house in . . . — — Map (db m55006) HM