Stony Creek (Branford)

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View along Thimble Islands Road, 6 May 2012

Stony Creek is a shorefront section of Branford, Connecticut which has three unique attractions: the Thimble Islands, the Stony Creek Puppet House, and the Stony Creek Museum.

Stony Creek is in the southeastern section of Branford, centered on a harbor on Long Island Sound. Stony Creek, an affluent section of Branford along with Pine Orchard, has the ambience of a small seaside village. It is known for the Thimble Islands an archipelago of glacial rocks, ranging from 17 acres (6.9 ha) down to stepping-stone size, at the mouth of the harbor. Despite their small size, they possess a wealth of history and local lore, as well as providing pleasant scenery.

Stony Creek is home to the all-male Stony Creek Fife & Drum Corps, and the only all-female fife and drum corps, Totoket Ancient Fife & Drum Corps. A large quarry is still working and supplies the distinctive pink/orange Stony Creek granite.[1] This granite was used for the Brooklyn Bridge, the Stony Creek library, and the newest House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson H. Faude, Hidden History of Connecticut, page 48, 2010, isbn=1596293195

Coordinates: 41°15′52″N 72°44′46″W / 41.26444°N 72.74611°W / 41.26444; -72.74611