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

Salem

 
 
Salem Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, October 4, 2019
1. Salem Marker
Inscription.  
Salem
This area, called Paugwonk by Indians living near Fairy Lake, was settled about 1700. It was named New Salem Parish by the landowner Colonel Samuel Browne from Salem, Massachusetts, in 1725. Sections of Colchester, Lyme, and Montville were incorporated into the Town of Salem in 1819. Many townsmen answered the Lexington Alarm and fought in the War of Independence. Music Vale Seminary was established in 1835 as the first school in the United States granting degrees to teachers of music. Prominent Salem residents have included inventors, manufacturers of pianos and inks, authors, sculptors, explorers. missionaries and a United States Senator.

Erected by the Salem American Revolution
Bicentennial Committee
the Town of Salem
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1977

 
Erected 1977.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1700.
 
Location. 41° 29.475′ N, 72° 16.574′ W. Marker is in Salem, Connecticut, in New
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London County. Marker is on Hartford Road (Connecticut Route 85) 0.3 miles north of Morgan Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 249 Hartford Road, Salem CT 06420, 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. Salem Korean War Monument (here, next to this marker); Salem Revolutionary War Bicentennial (here, next to this marker); Salem Vietnam War Monument (a few steps from this marker); Hiram Bingham IV (a few steps from this marker); Salem World War II Monument (a few steps from this marker); Salem World War I Monument (a few steps from this marker); Music Vale Seminary (approx. half a mile away); Maj. Gen. Joseph Spencer (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
Also see . . .
1. Town of Salem, Connecticut. (Submitted on October 16, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Salem, Connecticut (Wikipedia). (Submitted on October 16, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Salem Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, October 4, 2019
2. Salem Marker
Behind the marker is Salem Center School (circa 1885)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 567 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 16, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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