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

North Woodstock Village Corners

Woodstock Tercentenary (1686 - 1986)

North Woodstock Village Corners Marker Front image. Click for full size.
September 14, 2018
1. North Woodstock Village Corners Marker Front
Inscription.  The intersection of two turnpikes brought about the growth of this settlement known for many years as Village Corners. The Norwich and Woodstock Turnpike began in 1801 to carry traffic northward to the Massachusetts line. About 1827 Center Turnpike opened; mail stages stopped here on the way between Tolland and Dudley and Needham, Mass. A district school was built nearby in 1798 and in 1831 a church, the present church building was dedicated in 1895. The Grange and other groups met at Community Hall.

Clockmaker, silversmith Peregrine White had a shop on the road to East Woodstock before 1800. From 1815 to 1845 Woodstock Manufacturing Company made cloth and carpets at Pond Factory in English Neighborhood. Between 1830 and the civil war many businesses were active near Village Corners: a hotel; at least two shoe manufacturers; several firms in the harness and carriage making trades; a shingle mill; manufacturers of thread and cotton goods; taverns, dry goods and grocery stores; a carpenter, a blacksmith, a post office, a doctor, dentist and probate judge.

Donated by North Woodstock citizens. Nov. 22, 1986 In

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celebration Woodstock’s 300th anniversary
Erected 1986 by Woodstock Tercentenary Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1801.
Location. 41° 59.516′ N, 71° 59.837′ W. Marker is in Woodstock, Connecticut, in Windham County. Marker is at the intersection of Route 169 and Route 197, on the right when traveling north on Route 169. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1227 CT-169, Woodstock, CT 06281, Woodstock CT 06281, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pulpit Rock Road (approx. 3 miles away); The Woodstock Academy (approx. 3.1 miles away); Woodstock (approx. 3.1 miles away); Henry C. Bowen House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Quinebaug Honor Roll (approx. 3.2 miles away in Massachusetts); Town of Woodstock War Memorials (approx. 3.2 miles away); Town of Woodstock War Memorial I (approx. 3.2 miles away); St. Stephen’s Church 9/11 Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodstock.
North Woodstock Village Corners Marker Back image. Click for full size.
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2. North Woodstock Village Corners Marker Back
North Woodstock Village Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
September 14, 2018
3. North Woodstock Village Corners Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2018. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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