Burlington in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
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Two prominent educators native to Burlington were Romeo Elton, minister and later classics professor at Brown University, and Herman Humphrey, born in Simsbury, who came here at the age of six, was educated locally, and in 1823 was named president of Amherst College. Among early manufacturers was Ethan Stillman, a firearms maker who contracted in 1808
Erected by the Town of Burlington
The Burlington Historical Society
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
Erected 1980 by the Town of Burlington, The Burlington Historical Society, the Connecticut Historical Commission.
Location. 41° 46.132′ N, 72° 57.952′ W. Marker is in Burlington, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of George Washington Turnpike and ielman Highway (Connecticut Route 4), on the right when traveling east on George Washington Turnpike. Click for map. Located next to the Elton Tavern, home of the Burlington Historical Society. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington CT 06013, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Burlington Civil War – WW I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Burlington WW II – Korean War – Vietnam War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); An Industrial History of Unionville, 1780-1880 (approx. 3.3 miles away); Collinsville’s Powerhouse Station No. 3 (approx. 3.5 miles away); The Collins Company Plow Building (approx. 3.6 miles away); Charter Oak Offspring (approx. 3.7 miles away); Collinsville- Railroad from both sides (approx. 3.7 miles away); Canton Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Burlington.
Regarding Burlington. In 1806 the Connecticut General Assembly set off and incorporated the Parish of West Britain as the town of Burlington. Although America had been independent from Great Britain for three decades, tradition holds that the new name for West Britain was chosen by the General Assembly to honor England's third Earl of Burlington.
Also see . . .
1. Town of Burlington Web Site. (Submitted on July 17, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Burlington, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 17, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Burlington Historical Society. (Submitted on July 17, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 785 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.