Time-line of Stepney, CT

Stepney, Connecticut

1861

The Civil War breaks out.  A peace rally is held at the Stepney Green by local pacifists called “Copperheads.”  P.T. Barnum and Elias Howe arrive by train with a group of hired ruffians and break up the rally.  Nearly 100 town residents volunteer for the Union forces.

1872

School Census

Teacher’s salary

1912

Route 25 is paved as a state highway, the first paved road in town.

1916

The Stepney Volunteer Fire Department is established, the town’s first fire department.

1920

War Memorials are established on the Town’s two Greens, Stepney and Monroe, honoring World War I veterans.

1950

The end of the Agricultural era and the start of suburbanization.

2001

May 24th — Save Our Stepney Task Force is established to preserve and enhance the Stepney/Birdsey’s Plain areas.

2006

Upper Stepney / Birdsey’s Plain Historic District established.  The district encircles the Stepney Green and Includes certain adjacent properties.

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