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

Bloomfield

 
 
Bloomfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 26, 2016
1. Bloomfield Marker
Inscription.
Bloomfield
In 1736 fifty-one inhabitants petitioned for parish privileges in what is now Bloomfield. They called the parish Wintonbury, using parts of the names of the three towns they came from Windsor, Farmingtonand Simsbury. It remained Wintonbury until 1835, when it was incorporated as the Town of Bloomfield. The community was designated an All-America City in 1970, recognizing citizen participation in school integration. Our oldest public building, the Old Farm School, was built in 1796 and used as a school until 1922. In 1972 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as worthy of preservation for historic value.
Erected by the Town of Bloomfield
the Wintonbury Historical Society
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1977

 
Erected 1977 by Wintonbury Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 49.817′ N, 72° 44.189′ W. Marker is in Bloomfield, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Avenue (Connecticut Route 178) and Bloomfield Avenue (Connecticut Route 189), on the left when traveling north on Park Avenue. Click for map. Located in front of Bloomfield Town Hall. Marker
Bloomfield Marker and Bloomfield Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 26, 2016
2. Bloomfield Marker and Bloomfield Town Hall
is at or near this postal address: 800 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield CT 06002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Bloomfield Methodist Church (a few steps from this marker); Bloomfield Vietnam Veterans Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roll of Honor (about 400 feet away); Bloomfield Korean War Memorial (about 400 feet away); The Village Green (about 400 feet away); Bloomfield World War II Memorial (about 500 feet away); Bloomfield Civil War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Old Wintonbury Cemetery (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Bloomfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Town of Bloomfield. (Submitted on August 31, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Bloomfield, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 31, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Bloomfield Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 26, 2016
3. Bloomfield Town Hall
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on August 31, 2016.
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