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Salisbury in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Salisbury

 
 
Salisbury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 15, 2011
1. Salisbury Marker
Inscription.
Salisbury
The Town of Salisbury was incorporated in 1741. The Congregational meeting house, built 1749-1751, in the exact center of the town, survives as the core of the present Town Hall. The original agrcultural settlement was rich in iron ore deposits, including Ore Hill Mine, Lakeville, opened 1731. Lamb's forge and furnace were built in Lime Rock, 1734. The first blast furnace in Connecticut was built in Lakeville in 1762, and the Riga forge and furnace in 1802.
The Salisbury iron industry, which lasted until the early 1900's, contributed to the success of the Revolution, the War of 1812, and the development of railroads, industry, and agrculture.
Erected by the Town of Salisbury
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1975
 
Erected 1975 by the Town of Salisbury and the Connecticut Historical.
 
Location. 41° 58.898′ N, 73° 25.356′ W. Marker is in Salisbury, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Academy Street, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salisbury CT 06068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Salisbury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 15, 2011
2. Salisbury Marker
flies. Salisbury Academy (a few steps from this marker); Salisbury Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Burying Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Nation's First Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Salisbury Soldiers' Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central New England Railroad (approx. 0.6 miles away); In Memory of Robert Scoville, M.A. (approx. 2.8 miles away); Canaan (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Salisbury.
 
Also see . . .
1. Town of Salisbury. (Submitted on April 28, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Salisbury, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 28, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Salisbury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 15, 2011
3. Salisbury Marker
Salisbury Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 15, 2011
4. Salisbury Town Hall
Across Main Street from the marker
Remnant of Mile Marker in front of Salisbury Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 15, 2011
5. Remnant of Mile Marker in front of Salisbury Town Hall
Mile To
Boston
165 M
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 2 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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