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

Scotland

 
 
Scotland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 19, 2019
1. Scotland Marker
Inscription.  
Scotland
In 1700 Isaac Magune purchased several hundred acres of hilly terrain in the town of Windham and soon named it after his native land. By 1726 about eighty families of English Puritan, Scotch, and Huguenot descent had settled in the area.
Society, or parish, privileges were granted by the General Assembly in 1732. The first Society meeting was held at the home of Nathaniel Huntington. In the preceding year Samuel Huntington had been born. This native son devoted his entire life to our state and to the young and emerging nation. He was a member of the Continental Congress, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a judge, and later Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Connecticut and third Governor of the state. In 1733 the first meetinghouse was erected. The parish secured a minister, the Reverend Ebenezer Devotion of Suffield, in 1735.

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The Revolutionary era was well supported by the Scotland Parish. Nearly every able bodied man from sixteen to sixty volunteered and went to war. Many became leaders in the struggle for freedom. After a thirty-seven year effort to free the parish
Scotland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 19, 2019
2. Scotland Marker
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from Windham, Scotland became incorporated and held its first town meeting on July 4th, 1857.
Small industries once flourished along Merrick's Brook, which provided the necessary water power. Agriculture has always been the predominant occupation since early settlement. An attitude of rugged individualism, personal industry, and independence has pervaded the hills and valleys of Scotland from the time of Isaac Magune to the present day.
Erected by the Town of Scotland
the Scotland Historical Society
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1979

 
Erected 1979.
 
Location. 41° 41.901′ N, 72° 4.916′ W. Marker is in Scotland, Connecticut, in Windham County. Marker is at the intersection of Huntington Road (Connecticut Route 14) and Devotion Road, on the right when traveling east on Huntington Road. Located on the Scotland Town Green. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scotland CT 06264, 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. Scotland Vietnam War Monument (a few steps from this marker); Scotland World War II Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Huntington Birthplace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (approx. 0.2
Scotland Marker on the Town Green image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 19, 2019
3. Scotland Marker on the Town Green
miles away); Windham Vietnam Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Windham (approx. 3.9 miles away); Windham World War II Monument (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Battle of the Frogs (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scotland.
 
Also see . . .
1. Town of Scotland, CT. (Submitted on September 30, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Scotland, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 30, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Scotland Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 19, 2019
4. Scotland Town Hall
 

More. Search the internet for Scotland.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 30, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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