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Woodstock in Windham County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Pulpit Rock Road

Woodstock Tercentenary (1686 - 1986)

 
 
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September 14, 2018
1. Pulpit Rock Road Marker Front
Inscription. Just south of here, Pulpit Rock Road joins Old Hall Road briefly and then turns west as a mostly unpaved road. Not far beyond the turn stands Pulpit Rock. This part of the road formed a small segment of the Connecticut path, which was part of the Great Trail of New England, from Boston to New York, via Windsor, Hartford and New Haven, a trail that led to the founding of Connecticut. 0.4 mi. south of here on Old Hall Road is Eliot Rock where on Sept. 16, 1674, The Rev. John Eliot, “Apostle to the Indians,” preached on Matthew 6:33.

Pulpit Rock, a regular place of worship in 1686, was dedicated by The Bicentennial Committee of Woodstock during the celebration of September 5-7, 1886, for which Edwin Holmes Bugbee had caused to be Inscribed on the rock: “1686-Pulpit Rock. Scared for evermore – 1886”. At the conclusion, Col. Alexander Warner moved to adjourn until September 7, 1986. An amendment by Mr. Bugbee was accepted to meet every one hundred years for one thousand Years. The motion was adopted.

Donated by the residents of Pulpit Rock Road. September 7, 1986 In celebration of Woodstock’s 300th anniversary
 
Erected 1986 by Woodstock Tercentenary Committee.
 
Location. 41° 

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September 14, 2018
2. Pulpit Rock Road Marker Back
57.045′ N, 71° 58.664′ W. Marker is in Woodstock, Connecticut, in Windham County. Marker is at the intersection of Route 169 and Old Hall Road, on the left when traveling north on Route 169. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodstock CT 06281, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Woodstock Academy (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodstock (about 700 feet away); Town of Woodstock War Memorials (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town of Woodstock War Memorial I (approx. 0.2 miles away); Plaine Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Quasset School (approx. 0.9 miles away); South Woodstock (approx. 1.2 miles away); North Woodstock Village Corners (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodstock.
 
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Pulpit Rock image. Click for full size.
October 5, 2018
3. Pulpit Rock
Pulpit Rock Road Marker image. Click for full size.
September 14, 2018
4. Pulpit Rock Road Marker
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5. Pulpit Rock
Pulpit Rock Inscription image. Click for full size.
October 5, 2018
6. Pulpit Rock Inscription
 
 
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