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Preston in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Gen. Samuel Mott’s Home

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, October 4, 2019
1. Gen. Samuel Mott’s Home Marker
Inscription.  
Site
of
Gen. Samuel Mott’s
Home
b. 1737 — d. 1813
Served in Revolutionary War,
Surveyor, Justice of Peace

 
Location. 41° 31.717′ N, 71° 58.474′ W. Marker is in Preston, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is at the intersection of Jewitt City Road (Connecticut Route 164) and Old Shetucket Turnpike, on the left when traveling south on Jewitt City Road. 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 (a few steps from this marker); Downer-Doane Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Preston (approx. ¼ mile away); Griswold (approx. 4.2 miles away); Revolutionary Soldiers of Ancient Pachaug (approx. 4.4 miles away); Hopkins & Allen Gun Factory (approx. 5.1 miles away); David Ruggles Freedom Courtyard (approx. 5.3 miles away); Angelo Sanquedolce Memorial Plaza (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Preston.
 
Regarding Gen. Samuel Mott’s Home. Samuel Mott was appointed
Gen. Samuel Mott’s Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 4, 2019
2. Gen. Samuel Mott’s Home Marker
in April 1775 by the Connecticut legislature as engineer with rank of Lieut. Colonel “to repair forthwith to Ticonderoga and Crown Point,” there serving under Generals Schuyler and Montgomery. Present as chief engineer at the siege of St. Johns, Canada in October 1775. In February 1776 returned to Connecticut. He was appointed to examine the defenses of New London and Groton. Appointed colonel of state troops in 1776. He is buried in Preston City Cemetery.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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