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Stratford, Connecticut Historical Markers

 
“Mac’s Harbor” Marker image, Touch for more information
By Michael Herrick, December 16, 2009
“Mac’s Harbor” Marker
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — "Mac’s Harbor"
"Mac’s Harbor” Traditional Landing Place of Stratford’s First Settlers In the spring of 1639 under leadership of the Rev. Adam Blakeman On the right, at the inner end of the harbor stood the First Meeting House and burial ground, and . . . — Map (db m48426) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — Academy Hill Historic District
Academy Hill Historic District Established April 14, 1988 First known as Watch House Hill, where the first settlers manned a blockhouse and a palisade to guard the town from threats of Dutch and Indian attack. Renamed Meeting House . . . — Map (db m25814) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — Blacksmith ShopCirca 1935
In competition with Henry Ford’s Blacksmith Shop which had 4 sides and 4 corners, David Boothe designed this Blacksmith Shop with 44 sides and 44 corners. He offered $5.00 to anyone who found something missing and he never had to pay up. It houses . . . — Map (db m25910) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — Boothe Homestead
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior May 1, 1985 This Estate Owned by the Boothe Family For Many Generations Was Willed To the Town of Stratford by David Beach . . . — Map (db m25907) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — Boothe Homestead
This 1820’s home was built over the original foundation of the 1683 house and has been altered four times since then. David and Stephen Boothe’s renovations of 1913 added stained glass windows, four safes in the walls, and several . . . — Map (db m25911) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — Captain David Judson House
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Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — Captain John Carpenter
In Memory Of Captain John Carpenter Born in London, England, 1628 Settled In Stratford, Connecticut Before 1646 He commanded the Jamaica Fusiliers In the Defense of Fort James, New York, When the Dutch Fleet Of William of Orange . . . — Map (db m25766) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery Gate
This Gate Is the Gift of Columbia University In the City of New York In Grateful Memory of Samuel Johnson the First President of King’s College In the Province of New York 1754 – 1763 A.D. And of His Son William Samuel Johnson the First . . . — Map (db m25815) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — Clocktower Museum — circa 1913
In 1913, this 1830’s haybarn was topped with a clocktower which was acquired in Massachusetts by the Boothes in exchange for a carpet sweeper. They installed Westminster Chimes, and inscribed the five massive bells with their genealogy. The . . . — Map (db m25908) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — Home of William Samuel Johnson
Home of William Samuel Johnson One of the Framers Of the Constitution — Map (db m25899) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — Merritt Parkway Toll Booth Plaza
Merritt Parkway Toll Booth Plaza Built in the late 1930s, the Merritt Parkway was designed for beauty as well as efficiency in traveling through southern Connecticut. The intent of the road was to bring the weary city driver into a restful . . . — Map (db m25903) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — Old Congregational Burying Ground
[Left Plaque] In honor of the men and women who planted in the wilderness the early homes of Stratford, who fought bravely and suffered patiently in the War of the American Revolution, and who left to their descendents a . . . — Map (db m26099) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — Planted in Memory of Theodore Roosevelt
Planted in Memory Of Theodore Roosevelt On the 100th Anniversary Of His Birth October 27, 1958 Capt. David Hawley Society C.A.R. — Map (db m53238) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — Stratford American Revolutionary War Memorial
American Revolutionary War 1775 –– 1783 Dedicated to the brave Patriots from Stratford who participated in the struggle to achieve our Independence Killed in battle Zachariah Blakeman William Thompson David Wooster . . . — Map (db m25773) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — Stratford Civil War Memorial
[ West Face ] 1776 Dedicated To The Memory Of Those Who Fought For Liberty And Saved The Union ------- “Yet Loved Ones Have Fallen And still where they sleep A sorrowing nation shall Silently weep, and . . . — Map (db m25782) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — Stratford Disabled American Veterans Memorial
In memory to all disabled American Veterans who served in all wars and conflicts of the United States of America Dedicated by Charles K. Merritt Chapter No. 20 Disabled American Veterans Stratford, Connecticut. . . . — Map (db m25785) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — Stratford Korean War Memorial
In Honor Of Those Who Served In the Korean War Cpl. Carmen F. Caruso  Army Capt. Raymond S. Davis  Army Cpl. Virgil R. Julian  Army PFC. William A. Mastroianni  Army Pvt. John F. Miner  Army PFC. John P. Quinlan  Marines Pvt. . . . — Map (db m25772) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — Stratford Point LighthouseEst. - 1822
Maintained & Operated by the U.S. Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Long Island Sound — Map (db m25900) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — Stratford Veterans Memorial
In recognition and appreciation for the service given by members of the Armed Forces from Stratford during times of national crisis [ Front face ] Libya • Grenada • Lebanon • Iraq • Bosnia • Saudi Arabia • Afghanistan • . . . — Map (db m25783) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — Stratford Veterans Monument
In Recognition Of Service Rendered To Our Country By Men & Women Of Stratford Connecticut During National Crises — Map (db m25901) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — Stratford Vietnam Memorial
Vietnam “That these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God shall have a new birth of freedom and that this government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.”    . . . — Map (db m25771) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — Stratford World War I Memorial
World War I Apr. 6, 1917 – Nov. 11, 1918 Dedicated to the Soldiers From Stratford Who Served Our Country During World War I Killed In Action George C Anderson Martin Cunningham George Desario Charles Dunn . . . — Map (db m25784) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — Stratford World War I Monument
In Grateful Recognition Of All Those Who Served Our Country In Time Of War The Town Of Stratford Dedicates This Memorial A.D. 1931 — Map (db m25898) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — Stratford World War II Memorial
World War II 1941 – 1945 [ Inside right cloumn ] Dedicated to all the Brave men and women from the town of stratford Who served with Honor in World War II [ Inside left cloumn ] “I pray that our . . . — Map (db m25769) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — Technocratic Cathedralcirca 1932
This building, designed and built by the Boothes, was made of redwood shipped through the Panama Canal. All the 4x6 timbers lie flat and are secured with galvanized dowels. Other features are glass block windows, a fireplace, and a cathedral . . . — Map (db m25909) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — VFW Post 9460 Memorial
VFW Raymond T. Goldbach Post No. 9460 Stratford, Conn. In Memory For all those who gave their lives in all wars — Map (db m26307) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Stratford — Ye Olde King’s HighwayOldest Mail Route In America
. . . — Map (db m25818) HM

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