Liberty Rock

Liberty Rock (HMHGU)

Location: Milford, CT 06460 New Haven County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 12.308', W 73° 5.661'

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History of Liberty Rock

Liberty Rock as we call it today was one known as "Hog Rock". With a little imagination, the rock appears to be in the shape of a hog. Somewhere in the rock can be found the imprint of a hog's foot.

The site served as a lookout post and signal station. From Liberty Rock, Milford patriots watched the Housatonic River, then called the Stratford River, to guard against invasion by British forces during the Revolutionary War. The Spot was the highest elevation in the area. It was possible to see clear across the river to Stratford. The initials P.P. and date 1776 were carved by a young native of Milford, Peter Pierett. Pierett was the leader of a group calling themselves "The Liberty Boys". This group later became a part of the famous "Minute Men".

The Rock is 10 feet in diameter and weighs almost 35 tons. This type of rock is strange to the locality for there are no signs of similar rocks or stones of this variety for miles around.The Post Road side was the back of the rock. The original Post Road was to the North of the rock.
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 10:48pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 659774 N 4563279
Decimal Degrees41.20513333, -73.09435000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 12.308', W 73° 5.661'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 12' 18.48" N, 73° 5' 39.66" W
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Area Code(s)203
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-428 Bridgeport Ave, Milford CT 06460, US
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