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

William A. Churchill

 
 
William A. Churchill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
1. William A. Churchill Marker
Inscription.  
William A. Churchill
William Churchill was one of the ten shareholders in the Walnut Hill Park Company, which was incorporated in 1857 for the purpose of developing a public park. He was one of New Britain's early philanthropists. In addition to his efforts with the Walnut Hill Park Company, he contributed his time and money to the establishment of the New Britain Gaslight Company and the New Britain Educational Trust Fund – the fund utilized to establish the state Normal School. In his business endeavors, William Churchill was a partner in a long-standing jewelry business. The firm was called Churchill, Lewis and Company when William Churchill died, in 1874.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
 
Location. 41° 39.979′ N, 72° 47.207′ W. Marker is in New Britain, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Main Street and Cedar Street, on the left when traveling west. Located in Walnut Hill Park, on the wall of the rotunda with the "Original Design of
William A. Churchill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
2. William A. Churchill Marker
The marker is fourth from the left (not counting the missing plaque).
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Walnut Hill Park" marker at its center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Britain CT 06052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cornelius B. Erwin (here, next to this marker); Seth E. Case (here, next to this marker); George M. Landers (here, next to this marker); Frederick H. North (here, next to this marker); Frederick Law Olmstead (here, next to this marker); Henry E. Russell (here, next to this marker); Frederick T. Stanley (here, next to this marker); Original Design of Walnut Hill Park (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Britain.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 547 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 17, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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