Easton

Adams Schoolhouse, Easton
Adams Schoolhouse, Easton – Jerry Dougherty

This Fairfield County town is located near the New York border and close to the Long Island Sound. First settled in 1757, it was not until 1845 that Easton separated from neighboring Weston to become its own community. Hilly areas along the Aspetuck River, which runs through Easton, made development difficult, and Easton remains a quiet residential town. Named a National Landmark in 1993, the Ida Tarbell House is located in town, as is the home of activist Helen Keller, who spent her final days in Easton.

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Helen Keller in front of her home at Arcan Ridge, Easton

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Documents

“Easton - WPA Architectural Survey.” Connecticut State Library Digital Collections, 2013. Link.

Books

Historical Society of Easton. Historic Homes in Easton. Easton,  CT: Historical Society of Easton, 1996.
Hurd, D. Hamilton, ed. History of Fairfield County, Connecticut with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Philadelphia, PA: J.W. Lewis & Company, 1881. Link.
Cruson, Daniel. Redding and Easton. Charleston,  SC: Arcadia, 2000.
Bradley, John, Historical Society of Easton, Lois Bloom, and Priscilla Chatfield. The Aspetuc Chronicles: Narratives of Former Days in Easton and Weston, Conn. Newington,  CT: Connecticut River Press, 2003.
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