New Britain in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
From small beginnings in blacksmith shops, hardware manufacturing developed rapidly; by end of the 19th century city was widely known as Hardware City of the World. Its most famous son, Elihu Burritt, the learned blacksmith became adrent advocate of international peace and advancement of education. First Normal School in Connecticut was established here 1850, now Central Connecticut State College.
Erected by the City of New Britain
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
Erected 1971 by the City of New Britain and the Connecticut Historical Commission.
Location. 41° 40.058′ N, 72° 46.934′ W. Marker is in New Britain, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Click for map. Located in Central Park. Marker is in this post office area: New Britain CT 06051, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least New Britain Soldiers' Monument (a few steps from this marker); New Britain Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Burritt Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1st Sgt. Henry J. Szczesny (about 500 feet away); Leo A. Milewski Park (about 600 feet away); Walnut Hill Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frederick Law Olmstead (approx. ¼ mile away); Seth E. Case (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in New Britain.
Also see . . .
1. City of New Britain. (Submitted on March 30, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. New Britain, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 30, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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