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Harwinton in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Harwinton

 
 
Harwinton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2010
1. Harwinton Marker
Inscription.
Harwinton
The town was settled in 1731, named in 1732 from Harry(tford) and Win(dsor), and became incorporated in October, 1737. Located on the Hartford-Litchfield Turnpike, Harwinton was primarily an agricultural community with many part-time industries carried on in conjunction with farming. Items produced included bricks, tinware, pitchforks, hats, cutlery, whetstones, barrels, and clocks by Hopkins and Alfred, Orson Barber, and Sheldon Osborne. Lead Mine Brook and its tributaries provided water power for many of the early industries.
Construction of the first church began in 1740 and the first school was established in 1741. In the 1800's the town boasted two academies and two boarding schools. For many years there were twelve school districts throughout the town. One-room schoolhouses were in use until 1948.
Erected by the Town of Harwinton
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1976
 
Erected 1976 by the Town of Harwinton, the Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 46.261′ N, 73° 3.608′ W. Marker is in Harwinton, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Litchfield Road (Connecticut Route 118) and South Road, on the right when
Harwinton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2010
2. Harwinton Marker
traveling east on Litchfield Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harwinton CT 06791, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harwinton Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Liberty Tree Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Watering Trough & Fountain (approx. 0.7 miles away); Forever Mourned / Forever Honored (approx. 3 miles away); VFW 155mm Howitzer (approx. 3.7 miles away); Torrington Vietnam Monument (approx. 3.7 miles away); Torrington Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Coe Memorial Park (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harwinton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Harwinton, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 14, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Town of Harwinton. (Submitted on April 14, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 786 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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