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Hebron in Tolland County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Missionary Society of Connecticut

 
 
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Photographed By Michael Herrick, September 19, 2019
1. Missionary Society of Connecticut Marker
Inscription.  
Missionary Society
of Connecticut
Here in Hebron in the home of the Rev. Amos Bassett., on June 19, 1798, at a meeting of the General Association, the Rev. Benjamin Trumbull. D. D., Moderator, the Missionary Society of Connecticut was organized. Believing “that the happiness of rising generations, and the order and stability of civil government depend upon the preaching of the gospel,” the purpose was “to Christianize the heathen in North America. and to support and promote Christian knowledge in the new settlements within the United States.” Within 40 years the Society sent over 200 missionaries to settlements in northern New England and the western territory. More than 400 churches, several schools and colleges were established. This continues within the Connecticut Conference, United Church of Christ.
The Congregational Christian Historical Society
In Cooperation with
The Connecticut Conference and the First Congregational Church of Hebron
1978

 
Erected 1978.
 
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Photographed By Michael Herrick, September 19, 2019
2. Missionary Society of Connecticut Marker
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lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is June 19, 1798.
 
Location. 41° 39.51′ N, 72° 21.955′ W. Marker is in Hebron, Connecticut, in Tolland County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Connecticut Route 66) and Gilead Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Located next to the Hebron Church of Hope. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Main Street, Hebron CT 06248, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hebron Civil War Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hebron Court of Honor (about 300 feet away); World War II, Korean, and Vietnam Conflicts Monument (about 300 feet away); Hebron World War I (about 400 feet away); Hebron (about 500 feet away); Observation Post 52 (about 700 feet away); Columbia (approx. 4½ miles away); Eleazar Wheelock D.D. (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hebron.
 
Missionary Society of Connecticut Marker next to the Hebron Church of Hope image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, September 19, 2019
3. Missionary Society of Connecticut Marker next to the Hebron Church of Hope
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 5, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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Sep. 28, 2022