Windsor in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
The ﬁrst permanent English settlement in Connecticut
On September 26, 1633, a company of men under Lieutenant William Holmes arrived by ship from the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts, on invitation of the local Indians, and established a trading post near the junction of the Farmington and Connecticut Rivers. In 1635 these first settlers were joined by a larger group which came overland from Dorchester in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Windsor, with Hartford and Wethersfield, formed the Colony of Connecticut in 1636
In the development of constitutional government three Windsor men have played prominent roles.
ROGER LUDLOW principal framer of the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut 1638, first written constitution of a self-governing people.
OLIVER ELLSWORTH on of final Committee of five which framed Constitution of the United States 1787, appointed one of the first two United States Senators from Connecticut, and became Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
JOHN M. NILES led reform movement which resulted in a new more democratic constitution for Connecticut 1818, later represented Connecticut in United States Senate and became a leader in campaign against slavery.
Erected 1971 by Town of Windsor, Windsor Historical District Commission, and the Connecticut
Location. 41° 51.017′ N, 72° 38.633′ W. Marker is in Windsor, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is on Broad Street. Click for map. The marker is in front of the Windsor Town Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Windsor CT 06095, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Warham Mill (approx. half a mile away); Bissell's Ferry (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Fort Marker (approx. 1.6 miles away); Windsor Pilgrims (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bloomfield Korean War Memorial (approx. 5 miles away); Bloomfield Vietnam Veterans Monument (approx. 5 miles away); Bloomfield (approx. 5 miles away); The Village Green (approx. 5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Windsor.
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