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

Unionville

 
 
Unionville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, May 20, 2019
1. Unionville Marker
Inscription.  Located at the west end of Farmington, the village of Unionville was first recognized as such by the U.S. Postal Service in 1834. Earlier it was called Langdon’s Quarter and then Union District. Residents took full advantage of the Farmington River by diverting it into canals to power the growing number of factories and mills. By the 1850’s, Unionville had gained its manufacturing stature in the Farmington Valley by producing a variety of goods, such as clocks, writing paper, wooden and tin buttons, saws, gun stocks, furniture, knives, paper boxes, caskets, flutes, oyster tongs, nuts, bolts, and wooden screws. An influx of Irish, Italian, and Slavic immigrants, attracted by opportunities to work, contributed to Unionville’s further growth. Many mills and shops prospered well into the 20th century, until the flood of 1955 wiped out much of the center of Unionville and neighborhoods along the river. A redevelopment project in the late 1960s-early 1970s changed Unionville’s character from an industrial village to a suburban center.
 
Erected 2019.
 
Location.
Unionville Marker on the Dance Pavilion Trail. image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, May 20, 2019
2. Unionville Marker on the Dance Pavilion Trail.
41° 45.485′ N, 72° 53.106′ W. Marker is in Unionville, Connecticut, in Hartford County. The Unionville Marker is located on the trail to the Dance Pavilion in Suburban Park which parallel’s Farmington Avenue. It looks down on The Unionville Family Restaurant located at 1835 Farmington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1835 Farmington Avenue, Unionville CT 06085, 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. Unionville Veterans Monument (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Suburban Park 1895-1905 (about 600 feet away); Unionville Civil War Memorial (about 600 feet away); The Water Fountain (about 800 feet away); Yodkins-Morin Memorial Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Farmington (approx. 1.1 miles away); Farmington Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); An Industrial History of Unionville, 1780-1880 (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Unionville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Unionville Museum. (Submitted on June 5, 2019, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. Unionville’s Power Walk. (Submitted on June 5, 2019, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
 
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Village of Unionville 1834 image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, July 14, 2016
3. Village of Unionville 1834
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2019, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 106 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 5, 2019, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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