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By Michael Herrick, December 16, 2009
The Weller Gazebo
Connecticut (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
Connecticut (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
Connecticut (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
Connecticut (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
Connecticut (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
Connecticut (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
Connecticut (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
Connecticut (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
Connecticut (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
Connecticut (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
Connecticut (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
Connecticut (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
Connecticut (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
Connecticut (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
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Stepney Fire House #1
Stepney 1916 Stepney Fire House #1 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 . . . — Map (db m25343) HM
Connecticut (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
Connecticut (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

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