Voluntown in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
In 1708 the plantation was named "Volluntown.” Eight men lead by Lieutenant Leffingwell formed a committee for the management of the plantation on February 23, 1713/14. The proprietors’ affairs progressed slowly and on May 21, 1721 town privileges were obtained. The Reverend Samuel Dorrance served as the first permanent minister from 1723 to 1770. His church, established in 1723, was the first Presbyterian church in Connecticut.
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Mr. Dorrance was a Scotch Presbyterian who had arrived from Ireland and was a graduate of Glasgow University. He had been accompanied to New England by several families of Scotch-Irish Presbyterians
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Location. 41° 34.471′ N, 71° 51.742′ W. Marker is in Voluntown, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Connecticut Route 138) and Shetucket Turnpike (Connecticut Route 165), on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Voluntown CT 06384, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Voluntown Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary Soldiers of Ancient Pachaug Griswold (approx. 4.1 miles away); Preston (approx. 6.4 miles away); Griswold World War I Monument (approx. 6˝ miles away); Griswold Korean War Monument (approx. 6˝ miles away); Griswold Civil War Monument (approx. 6˝ miles away); Griswold World War II Monument (approx. 6˝ miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Welcome to Voluntown. (Submitted on October 9, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Voluntown, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 9, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.