Glastonbury in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
The home of Glastonbury's first minister, the Reverend Timothy Stevens, stands one mile south of this Green. The birthplace of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy under President Lincoln, stands to the north on Hebron Avenue.
Glastonbury made gunpowder for the Revolution. The factory exploded in 1777, but was soon rebuilt. Water powered mills produced cotton, wool, and paper. In the 18th and 19th centuries many ships were built here. In 1842, J. B. Williams began the first shaving soap manufacturing company in America. Williams soap, Pratt’s anchors, Roser's pigskin, Hale's peaches, and Arbor Acres chickens became well-known Glastonbury products.
Local women submitted America's first anti-slavery petition to Congress in 1840. Among early champions of women's
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
Erected 1976 by the Town of Glastonbury and the Connecticut Historical Commission.
Location. 41° 42.706′ N, 72° 36.485′ W. Marker is in Glastonbury, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is on Main Street near Hebron Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in the Center Green. Marker is in this post office area: Glastonbury CT 06033, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Glastonbury Korean War Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Glastonbury Revolutionary War Monument (approx. ¾ mile away); John Lee Levitow (approx. ¾ mile away); Glastonbury Soldiers Monument (approx. ¾ mile away); Glastonbury Vietnam Conflict Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Glastonbury War II Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Glastonbury World War I Monument (approx. ¾ mile away); Glastonbury War II Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Glastonbury.
Also see . . .
1. Glastonbury Town Website. (Submitted on October 18, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Glastonbury, Connecticut on Wikipedia (Submitted on October 18, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on October 18, 2016.