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

Franklin

 
 
Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 4, 2019
1. Franklin Marker
Inscription.  
Franklin
In 1663 the uplands and meadows of this area, part of the Norwich “nine miles square" acquired from the Mohegan Indian chief Uncas and known as West Farms, were divided among certain occupants of the town plot of Norwich, and settlement began soon after. In 1716 the West Farms parish was organized and two years later construction of a meeting house was begun on one of its rolling hills. Over the highways (now Route 32 and Lebanon Road) livestock and produce from this and up-country towns reached the busy ports of Norwich and New London.

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West Farms separated completely from Norwich in 1786, becoming the incorporated town of Franklin and named after the illustrious Benjamin Franklin. Remaining rural in nature, the town has no distinct village center, with its population distributed rather evenly over its hills and vales.

Erected by the Town of Franklin
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1975

 
Erected 1975.
 
Location. 41° 36.688′ N, 72° 
Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 4, 2019
2. Franklin Marker
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8.799′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is at the intersection of Meeting House Hill Road and Bullard Road, on the right when traveling north on Meeting House Hill Road. Located in front of Franklin Town Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 Meeting House Hill Road, North Franklin CT 06254, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin World War II Monument (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sprague World War I Monument (approx. 3.2 miles away); Sprague Veterans Monument (approx. 3.2 miles away); Sprague World War II Monument (approx. 3.2 miles away); Sprague Vietnam War Monument (approx. 3.2 miles away); Sprague Civil War Monument (approx. 3.2 miles away); Sprague Korean War Monument (approx. 3.2 miles away); Sprague Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Franklin, Connecticut. (Submitted on October 17, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Franklin, Connecticut (Wikipedia). (Submitted on October 17, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Franklin Marker and Franklin Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 4, 2019
3. Franklin Marker and Franklin Town Hall
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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