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Cyrenius H. Booth LibraryHas Been Placed On TheNational RegisterOf Historic PlacesBy The United StatesDepartment of the Interior1932
In This VicinityFrench Troops UnderRochambeauEnroute From YorktownEncamped During October 1782Erected by This StateandThe Cyrenius H. Booth LibraryCooperatingDonated by the Anders Family
1732 ? ? 1907Near This SpotUnder a Large Buttonball TreeRev. John Beach, A.M.Missionary of The SocietyFor the Propagation of the GospelHeld His First ServiceAs Rector of Trinity ChurchNewtown in September 1732
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, Rochambeau's …
1732 —— 1932 In Commemoration Of The Two Hundredth Birthday OfGeorge Washington——RochambeauEstablished a Camp HereJune 28 To July 1, 1781——Soldiers Commanded ByLafayetteCamped At This SpotPlaced by Mary Sillim…
Newtown Meeting House Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department Of The Interior Built 1720 ? Moved 1792 ? Rebuilt 1816 & 1845
Newtown RemembersWith Grateful Prayers AndSolemn Vows Her Sacred DeadHer Honored Living WhoVentured All Unto DeathThat We Might Live A RepublicWith Independence A NationWith Union Forever A WorldWith RighteousnessAnd Peace For All
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…