Historical Marker


Historical marker location:
40 Peck Road, Bethany, Connecticut
( Marker is on Peck Road, 0.2 miles west of Amity Road (Connecticut Route 63), on the right when traveling west.)
Marker installed: 1981

Bethany is a town in New Haven County, Connecticut that has historical significance due to its role in the American Revolution. During the war, Bethany was an important site for the production of gunpowder, which was used by the Continental Army. The town's gunpowder mills supplied the army with much-needed ammunition and played a critical role in the war effort. In addition to its contributions to the Revolutionary War, Bethany also has a rich agricultural history. The town was originally settled by farmers in the 18th century and was known for its apple orchards and dairy farms. Today, Bethany is a small, rural community that has preserved its historic character and natural beauty. One of the town's notable historic sites is the Old Bethany Town Hall, which was built in 1833 and served as the center of local government until the mid-20th century. The building is now used for community events and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Overall, Bethany's history is a testament to the role that small towns and communities played in shaping the course of American history, and its contributions to the American Revolution and agriculture make it an important part of Connecticut's cultural heritage.

Connecticut was home to the first municipal public park in the United States. The park, named Bushnell Park, was established in Hartford in 1854.
~ Connecticut random facts