Bingham Brook Farm (BBF) is a place of unsurpassed tranquility, beauty and privacy located in the Northwest Highlands of Salisbury, Connecticut. Known as the "Arsenal of the Revolution", the history of Salisbury is tied to America's early iron industry and this iron legacy played a key role in shaping the Bingham Brook Farm landscape.

The two houses at Bingham Brook Farm sit at an elevation of approximately 1,100 feet on the western slope of the southern portion of the Taconic Plateau. The top of the Taconic Plateau forms a more or less level surface with an elevation of around 1,800 feet with several higher peaks. The valley floor elevation is approximately 700 feet with Salisbury village at 685 feet.

The history of BBF's land, location and contribution to Salisbury's iron history is punctuated by remnant charcoal pits scattered throughout the property, stark reminders of the iron industry's voracious appetite for furnace charcoal that essentially denuded the Taconic Plateau and much of the northwest corner into the early 20th century. These old charcoal pits are often connected by or near old logging & coaling roads that are today mostly traveled by white tail deer and hunters. The small iron ore pit for which Scoville Ore Mine Road is partially named, and old stonewalls attesting to the land's agricultural use once the trees were gone, are testaments to the men who shaped and used this land until it was abandoned to slumber and recover during the past century.


A Sunrise at Bingham Brook Farm

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