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

Birthplace of Jonathan Edwards

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, February 5, 2018
1. Birthplace of Jonathan Edwards Marker
Inscription.  First American theologian and philosopher. Born in 1703, son of Timothy Edwards. He graduated from Yale at age 17, was pastor in Bolton, tutor at Yale, missionary at Stockbridge, and in 1758 became pres. of Princeton University where he died. His grandson, Aaron Burr, became 3rd vice president of U. S.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicChurches & ReligionEducationGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the The Spirit of ’76, America’s Bicentennial Celebration series list.
 
Location. 41° 50.688′ N, 72° 36.72′ W. Marker is in South Windsor, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Strong Road, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 143 Main Street, South Windsor CT 06074, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Burying Ground (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jonathan Edwards (approx. 0.3 miles away); Timothy Edwards (approx.
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By Michael Herrick, February 5, 2018
2. Birthplace of Jonathan Edwards Marker
0.3 miles away); South Windsor (approx. one mile away); Post Office & Store (approx. one mile away); Bissell Ferry (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Bissell Ferry (approx. 1.3 miles away); Horace H. Hayden, M.D.,D.D.S. (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Windsor.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University. (Submitted on February 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Jonathan Edwards (theologian) on Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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