Ridgebury is the northern part of Ridgefield, the part that adjoins Danbury. RIDGE-field, Dan-BURY. It is the part of town through which the British troops traveled south in 1777 on their way to the Long Island Sound after burning the munitions stored in Danbury.
A Congregational church dates to 1760, though the building is from 1851. George Washington stayed in a nearby tavern in 1780.
6,000 French troops under le Comte de Rochambeau met Washington in the vicinity and traveled south through southwestern Connecticut and New York.
The road at the side of the church passes some big houses and the north side of Ridgefield Golf Course.
There are numerous horse farms in Ridgebury as well as across the state line in New York.
I caught a glimpse of a rider behind a stone wall.
On the way back to Ridgefield proper, I took a detour that allowed me to befriend a couple of horses.