Winsted in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
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In 1778 the Assembly established the Ecclesiastical Society of Winsted (from Winchester and Barkhamsted townships) on Old North Road, but the opening of the Greenwoods Turnpike in 1799 from New Hartford to Sheffield brought a great volume of traffic to the valleys.
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Settlers along the Still River erected a second meetinghouse near the present Winsted Green. The village of Winsted became an incorporated borough in 1858, a city in 1917. Since the late 1700's the community of Winchester / Winsted has thrived on a core of industry: scythes, thread, clocks, electrical items, ball bearings,
Erected by the Town of Winchester
The Winchester Historical Society
And the Connecticut Historical Commission
Erected 1979 by the Town of Winchester, the Winchester Historical Society, the Connecticut Historical Commission.
Location. 41° 55.26′ N, 73° 3.603′ W. Marker is in Winsted, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Connecticut Route 183) and Park Place, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winsted CT 06098, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Winchester Soldiers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Winchester World War II Memorial Winsted Vietnam Monument (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Winchester Revolutionary War Memorial (about 700 feet away); Winsted Old Burying Ground (about 700 feet away); Winchester World War I Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Non-Repatriated Soldiers' Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Winchester VFW Monument (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Winsted.
Also see . . .
1. Winsted, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 18, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Town of Winchester. (Submitted on April 18, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. The Flood of '55 from The Hartford Courant. (Submitted on April 18, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
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