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Windsor in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Windsor

The first permanent English settlement in Connecticut

 
 
Windsor Marker-Side One image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 22, 2013
1. Windsor Marker-Side One
Inscription.
Side One
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

Side Two
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
Windsor Marker-Side Two image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 22, 2013
2. Windsor Marker-Side Two
Historical Commission.
 
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 walking distance of this marker. Windsor World War I Monument (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Windsor Freight House (about 700 feet away); Gold Star Casualties of World War II (about 700 feet away); Windsor Train Station (about 800 feet away); The Warham Mill (approx. half a mile away); Horace H. Hayden, M.D.,D.D.S. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Major John Mason (approx. 0.7 miles away); Founders Of Windsor (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Windsor.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers
 
Windsor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 22, 2013
3. Windsor Marker
To the Patroits of Windsor image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 22, 2013
4. To the Patroits of Windsor
Located near the Town Hall
Windsor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 22, 2013
5. Windsor Marker
Windsor Town Hall-Windsor Settled October 4, 1633-Town Seal-The First English Settlement in Connecticut.
Windsor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 22, 2013
6. Windsor Marker
Windsor Town Hall at a distance
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   5, 6. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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