Walking the Post Road

A stretch of sidewalk “curvingly courses” alongside Flax Hill Road in Norwalk, on the way to Darien.

“ Before the pale-face set foot on Norwalk soil there was here already a field and forest path that curvingly coursed the future settlement site from west to east”

Rev. Charles M. Selleck in Norwalk (1896), 34.

Distance Walked in the Entry: 4.62 miles

Total Distance Walked in Connecticut:  129.40 miles

Total Distance Walked for this Project (from Boston): 300.0 miles !!

Distance Remaining to New York:  47 miles


  1. 1.Alexander Hamilton, Itinerarium, 169. August 30, 1744.

  2. 2.Sarah Knight, Journal of Madam Knight, 72. Outward bound trip December 6, 1703; return trip December 22/23 1703.

  3. 3.James Birket, Some Cursory Remarks, 38. October 11, 1750.

  4. 4.Hugh Findlay, Journal kept by Hugh Findlay, 45. November 17, 1773.

  5. 5.George Washington, Diary, October 16, 1789.

  6. 6.Samuel Richards Weed, The History of Norwalk for 250 years, 1651-1901 (South Norwalk: C.A. Freeman, 1901).

  7. 7.Deborah Wing Ray and Gloria P. Stewart, Norwalk: Being an Historical Account of That Connecticut Town (Canaan New Hampshire: Phoenix Publishing for the Norwalk Historical Society, 1979), 67.

  8. 8.Reverend Charles M. Selleck, Norwalk (published by the author, Norwalk, CT, 1896, reprinted by the Higginson Book Company, Salem, MA), 420-1

  9. 9.Elsie Nicholas Danenberg, The Romance of Norwalk (New York: The States History Company, 1929), 179.