Beacon Falls

Beacon Falls (HMEHL)

Location: Beacon Falls, CT 06403 New Haven County
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N 41° 26.712', W 73° 3.621'

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The lands of Beacon Falls first appear in history when Milford was settled in 1639. Northern boundary of Milford was Beacon Hill Brook, separating the hunting grounds of the Paugasuck and Tunxis Indians. In 1675 the land became part of Derby.
First landowner, Captain Ebenezer Johnson, purchased three parcels in the vicinity of Pinesbridge in 1678. Ensign Riggs and Jeremiah Johnson bought land in 1680.
Toby's Mountain (High Rock) was purchased in 1693 by an Indian named Toby, for twelve years a slave of Captain Johnson, freed by him in 1688.The main part of town (called Nyumps) was purchased in 1709.
About 1835, some of the earliest American made sulphur matches were manufactured here by Thomas Sanford.
Beacon Falls is first mentioned in the Acts of the General Assembly in 1864, when a joint school district was formed and a two room schoolhouse was built on this site.
The Town of Beacon Falls was incorporated June 30, 1871, from portions of the Towns of Naugatuck, Bethany, Seymour and Oxford. The name derived from Beacon Hill, where a small but beautiful waterfall descended.
Year Placed1971
Placed ByTown of Beacon Falls, Connecticut Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 10:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 662028 N 4589996
Decimal Degrees41.44520000, -73.06035000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 26.712', W 73° 3.621'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 26' 42.72" N, 73° 3' 37.26" W
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Area Code(s)203
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-9 Maple Ave, Beacon Falls CT 06403, US
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