Preston in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Incorporated in 1687, Preston was settled mainly by sons and grandsons of founders of surrounding towns on land purchased from the Mohegan Indians. It was probably named for Preston in Suffolk, the English home of Thomas Parke, one of the earliest settlers. Initially the town developed around the church in what has long been known as Preston City, where Amos, Fobes, Tracy, and Treat land grants came together. The town annexed in 1786 a portion of Norwich called Long Society, which included Poquetanuck. In 1901 a part of Preston was annexed to Norwich. Preston formerly included Griswold, which separated in 1815.
the Preston Historical Society
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Location. 41° 31.887′ N, 71° 58.32′ W. Marker is in Preston, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is at the intersection of Jewitt City Road (Connecticut Route 164) and Shetucket Turnpike (Connecticut Route 165) Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Preston CT 06365, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Preston Veterans Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Gen. Samuel Mott’s Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Downer-Doane Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Griswold (approx. 4 miles away); Revolutionary Soldiers of Ancient Pachaug (approx. 4.2 miles away); Jewett City (approx. 5.1 miles away); Griswold Civil War Monument (approx. 5.3 miles away); Griswold World War I Monument (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Preston.
Also see . . .
1. Welcome to Preston. (Submitted on October 10, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Preston, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 10, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.