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New Britain in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

New Britain

 
 
New Britain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
1. New Britain Marker
Inscription.  
New Britain
The Ecclesiastical Society of New Britain was formed 1754 by division of Kensington Society called Great Swamp. New Britain became a town 1850. Charter of incorporation was granted by Connecticut General Assembly 1870 which was accepted January, 1871, by vote of 521 to 520.
From small beginnings in blacksmith shops, hardware manufacturing developed rapidly; by end of the 19th century city was widely known as Hardware City of the World. Its most famous son, Elihu Burritt, the learned blacksmith became adrent advocate of international peace and advancement of education. First Normal School in Connecticut was established here 1850, now Central Connecticut State College.
Erected by the City of New Britain
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1971
 
Erected 1971 by the City of New Britain and the Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1754.
 
Location. 41° 40.058′ N, 72° 46.934′ W. Marker
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is in New Britain, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Located in Central Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Britain CT 06051, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Britain Soldiers' Monument (a few steps from this marker); New Britain Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Burritt Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1st Sgt. Henry J. Szczesny (about 500 feet away); Leo A. Milewski Park (about 600 feet away); Walnut Hill Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Frederick Law Olmstead (approx. ¼ mile away); Seth E. Case (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Britain.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of New Britain. (Submitted on March 30, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. New Britain, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 30, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
New Britain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
2. New Britain Marker
Behind the marker is the New Britain Soldiers' Monument
New Britain City Hall, across West Main Street from the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
3. New Britain City Hall, across West Main Street from the marker
Time Capsule Next to the Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
4. Time Capsule Next to the Marker
Maj. Gen. John Paterson
Bicentennial Time Capsule
For the Tricentennial
New Britain, Connecticut
1776 – 1976 - 2076
New Britain's Central Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
5. New Britain's Central Park
In front of the flagpole is the New Britain marker. Behind is the Soldiers' Monument. The stone to the right is the Maj. Gen. John Paterson Time Capsule.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,381 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 30, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   4, 5. submitted on April 5, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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