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Meriden in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Castle Craig

 
 
Castle Craig Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 21, 2010
1. Castle Craig Marker
Inscription.
Castle Craig
Dedicated october 29, 1900
Castle Craig Tower stands 32 feet high on 976 foot East Peak in Meriden's Olmstead designed Hubbard Park. It has the distinction of being the highest point within 25 miles of the coast from Maine to Florida. Its design origins are clouded. Some say its native trap rock construction resembles Norman watchtowers on Europe's Rhine River while others claim it was modeled and named after an ancient castle in Scotland.
Meriden industrialist Walter Hubbard donated the tower and the surrounding park which a grateful Meriden named after him. The tower is one of the highlights of the 1800 acre park. From its observation deck looking south one can observe Long Island Sound and on a clear day the outline of Long Island itself. To the north southern Massachusetts' Berkshire Hills come into view.
Hubbard Park is on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Location. 41° 33.403′ N, 72° 50.126′ W. Marker is in Meriden, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Main Street and Hubbard Park Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in Hubbard Park. 3.5 miles from the park entrance. Bear left at the fork about 3.2 miles. Marker is in this post office area: Meriden CT 06451, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Castle Craig and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 21, 2010
2. Castle Craig and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hubbard Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ancient Burial Ground (approx. 1.9 miles away); Meridenís Traffic Tower (approx. 2.1 miles away); Southington Recreation Park (approx. 2.2 miles away); Dedicated to All Veterans (approx. 2.2 miles away); Maxwell Noble Drive (approx. 2.2 miles away); Forever Honored Forever Mourned (approx. 2.3 miles away); Reverend Zygmunt Woroniecki (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Meriden.
 
Also see . . .
1. Castle Craig on Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Hubbard Park, City of Meriden. (Submitted on July 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNotable Buildings
 
Castle Craig image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 21, 2010
3. Castle Craig
Castle Craig image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 21, 2010
4. Castle Craig
Castle Craig image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 21, 2010
5. Castle Craig
The tower is in the distance on top of the cliff, about one mile away. Taken near the entrance to Hubbard Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,562 times since then and 4 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.
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