Did you know…Darien High School was rated NUMBER ONE in Connecticut by U.S. News (based on 2018-2019 data on college readiness, college curriculum, math and reading proficiency, math and reading performance, under-served student performance and graduation rate). Here’s a link to the article in the 4/27/21 Greenwich Time.
And some more facts and info for those who called Darien their hometown in 1971, with thanks to Bill Wright…
You can follow the Darien Heritage Trail, begun in 2020, which has nine markers around town as of this posting. The bottom photo is on the property of Hindley School, marking a battle that the Tories won that day. Interestingly, Doug Lawrence’s historic house, a short distance away on the Post Road, was burnt to the ground in that battle and rebuilt in 1790. They’ve found musket balls in his front yard!
Here are the trail marker locations:
1) Museum of Darien – 45 Old Kings Highway North: The marker is on the front lawn of the Museum
2) The First Congregational Church – 14 Brookside Road: The marker is on the side of the Church across from the handicap parking lot.
3) The Mather Homestead – 19 Stephen Mather Road: The marker is at the entrance to the Homestead on Brookside.
4) Tilley Pond Park – The interpretive marker is adjacent to the pond, to the right of the Icehouse as you’re looking at Tilley Pond.
5) History of the Post Road: The interpretive marker has not been installed due to ongoing construction.
6) History of Downtown: The interpretive marker has not been installed due to ongoing construction.
7) Ring’s End – The interpretive marker is facing the water across Ring’s End Bridge – along Pear Tree Point Road near the intersection of Long Neck Point Road. There is a very small parking area close by.
8) Battle of the Post Road and Nearwater Farm – The interpretive marker is at the Hindley School, adjacent to Nearwater Lane right past the entrance to the school parking lot.
9) Noroton River Cemetery – On the south side of Post Road near The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s. The interpretive marker is on the north-east corner of the cemetery.
Other Links of Interest (with thanks to Bruce Manchon)
Today in Connecticut History
“This is so cool…you can read a little or a lot about each story…very interesting.” – S.W.
If you are on Facebook, these are good pages to check out:
Darien High School Class of 1971
You know you are from DARIEN CT
Middlesex Junior High School
Mather Junior High School