Stiles' Sketch of Indian Fort in East Haven

(A) (B) (C) (D):  Lines of the quadrangular Indian fort built according to tradition against the Mahquas or Mohawks which was erected upon the elevated eminence (E),[1] being a distinct hillock on the summit of the greater hill (F) at the foot which the tide overflows the salt meadows (G).  (H) Good oystering at the mouth of the river.  (I)  Spring sources of a brook.  (K)  Abundance of oyster shells.

            Map locations:


                        East Haven’s meeting house


                                                                                    Mrs. Hemingway’s[2]

          highway                      K    Pond in a deep hollow              River

                                    B            A                                           


                                           E           98 feet                              


                                    C             D                                          










Cataloguing:     434

[1] The place has had a number of names: Indian Hill, Fort Hill, and Beacon Hill. John L. Rockey, History of New Haven County, Connecticut, Volume 1 (W.W. Preston & Company, 1892), 14. Sarah E. Hughes, History of East Haven (The Tuttle, Moorehouse & Taylor Press, 1908), 197, 213, 223, 225.

[2] Mrs. Sarah Wooster Hemingway (d. 1749), widow of Rev. Jacob Hemingway (1683-1754).

[3] Nicholas Street (February 21, 1730-October 3, 1806, Yale 1751), the son of Captain Elnathan Street and Damaris Hull of Wallingford, Connecticut. Ordained on October 8, 1755, he became the minister of the Congregational Church of East Haven until his death in 1806.  Franklin Bowditch Dexter, Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College, 271-273.