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Newtown, Connecticut Historical Markers

 
Cyrenius H. Booth Library image, Touch for more information
By Michael Herrick, May 12, 2011
Cyrenius H. Booth Library
Connecticut (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
Connecticut (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
Connecticut (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
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Newtown — Newtown Meeting House
. . . — Map (db m26813) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Newtown — Newtown Veterans Memorial
. . . — Map (db m21339) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Newtown — Rev. John Beach, A.M.
. . . — Map (db m41513) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Newtown — Rochambeau
. . . — Map (db m42367) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Newtown — Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary Route ó Housatonic 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, Rochambeauís . . . — Map (db m26915) HM

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