Riverton in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
In Honor of Lambert Hitchcock
(1795 – 1852), this village was
once known as Hitchcocks-ville.
Here he originated his chairs &
cabinet furniture with Sheraton
influence and in 1826 built his
water powered mill employing a
hundred persons. In 1866 the
name was changed to Riverton.
Location. 41° 57.718′ N, 73° 1.181′ W. Marker is in Riverton, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Riverton Road (Connecticut Route 20) and Robertsville Road, on the right when traveling south on Riverton Road. Click for map. Located in front of the Riverton Post Office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Riverton Road, Riverton CT 06065, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Riverton (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lambert Hitchcock (about 600 feet away); Peoples State Forest (approx. 1.5 miles away); M110A2 Howitzer S/P (approx. 1.8 miles away); Squire's Tavern (approx. 2.9 miles away); Winsted Vietnam Monument (approx. 3.4 miles away); Winchester Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Winsted Old Burying Ground (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Riverton.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 596 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.