Fort Stamford Site

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Fort Stamford Site
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View from atop the earthworks
Fort Stamford Site is located in Connecticut
Fort Stamford Site
Fort Stamford Site is located in the US
Fort Stamford Site
Location Stamford, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°5′6″N 73°34′42″W / 41.08500°N 73.57833°W / 41.08500; -73.57833Coordinates: 41°5′6″N 73°34′42″W / 41.08500°N 73.57833°W / 41.08500; -73.57833
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built 1781
NRHP Reference # 75001920[1]
Added to NRHP September 10, 1975

The Fort Stamford Site, site of Fort Stamford, is a public park at 900 Westover Road in Stamford, Connecticut.[2][3] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1] It is the site of the archaeological remnants of a military earthworks erected during the American Revolutionary War.[4][5] The fort's location gave a clear view of the Mianus River and Long Island Sound.[6]

The City of Stamford purchased 5-acre property in 1972 from Marcus Goodbody, and the park features some of his garden structures in the formal Goodbody Garden maintained by the Stamford Garden Club.[7]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ State Commission on Culture & Tourism list
  3. ^ City of Stamford Park List
  4. ^ Roberts, Robert B. (1988). Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States. New York: Macmillan. pp. 123–124. ISBN 0-02-926880-X. 
  5. ^ Fort Stamford at American Forts Network
  6. ^ "Fort Stamford haunted by history, and maybe ghosts". Stamford Advocate. October 30, 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "Fort Stamford's Secret Garden". Stamford Patch. May 5, 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2017.