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Clinton in Middlesex County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Clinton

 
 
Clinton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, November 28, 2016
1. Clinton Marker
Inscription.  
Clinton
Settled in 1663 and then known as Homonoscitt Plantation, this shoreline and rural community soon thereafter was given the name Kenilworth and later Killingworth. In 1735 the First and Second Ecclesiastical Societies were established being the southern and northern portions of the Town respectively. In May 1838, the southern portion was incorporated as a separate town with the name of Clinton after DeWitt Clinton, Governor of New York. Early classes of the Collegiate School, later Yale University, were held here. Citizens prominent in Clinton history: Abraham Pierson - a founder and first rector of the Collegiate School. Jared Eliot - church pastor and noted doctor friend of Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Gale - pupil of Eliot, gifted physician and agriculturist. Charles Morgan - benefactor of public schools. Horatio G. Wright - Civil War general, chief of army engineers.
Erected by the Town of Clinton
the Clinton Historical Society
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1971

 
Erected 1971 by the Town of Clinton, the Clinton Historical
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Society, the Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 41° 16.683′ N, 72° 31.435′ W. Marker is in Clinton, Connecticut, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 1) and Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Located next to Clinton Town Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 East Main Street, Clinton CT 06413, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Walk Through Historic Clinton (a few steps from this marker); Clinton Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Field of Flags (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named A Walk Through Historic Clinton (within shouting distance of this marker); Yale College (within shouting distance of this marker); Clinton Terentenary (within shouting distance of this marker); A Seafaring Town (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Milestone (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Clinton Connecticut website. (Submitted on December 3, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Clinton, Connecticut on Wikipedia
Clinton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, November 28, 2016
2. Clinton Marker
. (Submitted on December 3, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Clinton Town Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, November 28, 2016
3. Clinton Town Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 3, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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