Old Greenwich

Old Greenwich (HMZ9)

Location: Greenwich, CT 06870 Fairfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 1.793', W 73° 34.036'

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Under the jurisdiction of the New Haven Colony, the first settlers in 1640 purchased land from the Siwanoy Indians. Under New Amsterdam's protection, this settlement was a dutch manor during 1642-56. In the years 1656-65, it was combined with the town of Stamford. In 1665, Greenwich was recognized as a distinct and separate town in the Colony of Connecticut. A tax-supported church (First Congregational Church) was established. By 1690, this village was frequently called "Greenwich Old Town" to distinguish it from the rest of the expanding town. During the American Revolution (1775-1782), wheelboat raids frequently occurred, both from and against Loyalist held Long Island and Westchester County. Popular waterfront hotels were started during the 1860's; increasingly, summer residents enlivened the shore area. The Tod family began development of its "Innis Arden" estate on Greenwich Point in 1889; it was purchased for a town park in 1945. A salt marsh was developed into a public park and donated to the town by Edwin Binney in 1928, now known as Binney Park. "Sound Beach" was officially renamed Old Greenwich in 1931.
HM NumberHMZ9
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 9:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 620442 N 4543063
Decimal Degrees41.02988333, -73.56726667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 1.793', W 73° 34.036'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 1' 47.58" N, 73° 34' 2.16" W
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Area Code(s)203
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 257-265 Sound Beach Ave, Greenwich CT 06870, US
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