Money Island (Branford, Connecticut)

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1905 postcard

Money Island is one of the Thimble Islands off Stony Creek, a section of Branford, Connecticut. It is named after a legend that Captain Kidd buried his treasure there. The island, 12 acres (49,000 m²) in size, bears an entire village of 32 houses, a post office, and one library. Former buildings included a school, a church, and a grocery store. There are three roads and several piers. At this time, none of the houses are occupied year-round.[1]

The three roads are Montowese Avenue, Pequot Avenue, and Kidd's Lane, respectively.

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  1. ^ Sachs, Andrea (2012-09-06). "In Connecticut, cute-as-Thimble Islands". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2016-12-05.

Coordinates: 41°14′58″N 72°45′06″W / 41.24955°N 72.75164°W / 41.24955; -72.75164