It never ceases to amaze me how confusing it must be to come to New England and try to figure out how the ancestors lived if you have not lived here your whole life!
I stood at the edge of the church property at 903 Pequot Trail and took this photo of the First Congregational Church of Stonington (the Road Church).
The front of the church does NOT face the main street.
Those driving by must be confused! This building was erected in 1826. The first building, long gone, was a Meeting House and church in 1674 by the British. Yes, the founders were considered British at that time because it was quite a long time until the Revolution.
I love the stone foundation and the ways that stone is used around the church.