Lisbon in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
This area originally was wholly within the Town of Norwich and consisted of a tract of land in the heart of the Mohegan Indian territory. Josiah Read is believed the earliest white settler, having purchased a mile-long tract from the Indians in 1687. In 1718 sixteen petitioners were granted the right to establish the North East Society, the third ecclesiastical society in Norwich, for their worship of God. The Newent Ecclesiastical Society was founded in 1723, with the Reverend Daniel Kirkland as its first settled minister. It is believed the name Newent was used since many settlers came from Newent. England. Finally, in 1786, the Newent Ecclesiastical Society was incorporated as the Town of Lisbon, probably so named because early inhabitants engaged in commercial shipping with Lisbon, Portugal.
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
Location. 41° 36.278′ N, 72° 1.068′ W. Marker is in Lisbon, Connecticut Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Newent Road, Jewett City CT 06351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lisbon Revolutionary War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Lisbon Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Lisbon World War I Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jewett City (approx. 1.7 miles away); Griswold Vietnam Monument (approx. 1.9 miles away); Griswold World War II Monument (approx. 1.9 miles away); Griswold Civil War Monument (approx. 1.9 miles away); Griswold World War I Monument (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lisbon.
Also see . . .
1. Town of Lisbon, Connecticut. (Submitted on October 22, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Lisbon, Connecticut (Wikipedia). (Submitted on October 22, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
More. Search the internet for Lisbon.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.