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Gaylordsville, CT 06755, Litchfield County History and Eye Candy all wrapped in one.

March 24, 2010

Gaylordsville CT 06755Gaylordsville, CT 06755, Litchfield County History and Eye Candy all wrapped in one. Founded in 1725 by Mr. Gaylord, a surveyor who understood immediately what he saw in front of him and quickly bought up parcels of what is now known as Gaylordsville, CT.

Gaylordsville, CT has its own U.S. Post office and zip code, the local Gaylordsville Volunteer Fire Department is a treasure, there is the Gaylordsville Country Store where the locals meet and greet and solve all the problems of the world. Steeped in local history, and wrapped in Litchfield County eye candy, Gaylordsville, CT is a truly wonderful place to call home.

Gaylordsville, CT is actually part of New Milford, CT. From Long Mountain Road to South Kent, over to Sherman, CT and a boundary that crosses scenic Route 7 along the Housatonic River, Gaylordsville, CT is truly a magical part of New Milford, CT.

I took a drive today through Gaylordsville, CT and snapped a few photos. Down Browns Forge Road, past the old Brown’s Forge, winding further past the Merwinsville Hotel Restoration, of course I took a photo of the “Monument to Injustice” built by a simple man named Jan Pol at the beginning of Riverview Rd. (If you want a good story, ask any local about why the building was built in the first place!) Small farms dot the land, wonderful old barns, silos, all food for my camera lens!

On the other side of the Housatonic River I took a spin down Gaylord Rd. I came to the spot where the old Washington Oak stood. The story is that on September 20, 1780 General Washington and his staff stood under the old oak tree. It is no longer there, lost to disease in 2003. But the Roger Sherman Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, have planted a new tree and erected a monument on the same spot. A little further down the road is the “The Little Red School House”, the longest operating one room school house in Connecticut. (The school house closed in 1967). And of course at Christmastime you can see the Neapolitan Creche, courtesy of Dayle Elsesser.
As I write this there are 15 homes for sale in Gaylordsville, CT ranging in price from a foreclosure at $121,900 to a beautiful home priced at $495,000.

Gaylordsville, CT 06755, Litchfield County History and Eye Candy all wrapped in one. Come and enjoy, feel the rich history, experience the beauty for yourself!

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