By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

Gurdon Bill's Station - Ledyard CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 41° 27.467 W 072° 00.816
18T E 749428 N 4593882
Quick Description: The store was built in 1818 and was located on an important cross road for the stage coaches.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 6/5/2017 3:40:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMVWTK
Views: 2

Long Description:
Marker reads:

GURDON BILL'S STATION
(1816)
THIS COUNTRY STORE AND STAGE-
COACH WAY STATION WAS ONCE A
MEETING PLACE OF LOCAL RESIDENTS
AND PASSING TRAVELERS. THE BUILD-
ING RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL FEATURES
AND LOCATION. TWO IMPORTANT
ROADS OF EARLY NEW ENGLAND
INTERSECTED AT THIS POINT



The store was built in 1818 and was located on an important cross road for the stage coaches. The store measures 18' X 30', constructed of wood and foundation of stone blocks and fieldstone rubble. The store maintains its 19th century look and is the best preserved of its type in Connecticut. The store carried manufactured goods, seeds, tools, prepared foods, cloth and other sundries farming people would need.
Marker Name: Gurdon Bill's Station

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Additional Information: Not listed

Date Dedicated / Placed: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Visits require a photo of the marker or some location referenced in the text. Please also provide what you've learned about this piece of Connecticut history. Inform us.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Connecticut Historical Markers
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
There are no logs for this waymark yet.