Pine Meadow in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
While farming was the main occupation, grist and saw mills soon thrived on the Windsor (now Farmington) and Nepash (or Nepaug) Rivers. In the early 1800’s, economic interest shifted from agricultural to industrial and population centers moved from the hilltops to the river valleys.
Major industries sprang up in New Hartford Centre (now Nepaug), Bakerville, Satan’s Kingdom, Kelloggsville (Pine Meadow), and North Village (now New Hartford Center).
The Greenwoods Company produced cotton duck for the United States military and for the sails of the Vigilant, defender in the America’s Cup races. Others included the Chapin-Stevens Company, which made planes, levels, and rules; and D. B. Smith
Erected 1977 by Town of New Hartford, the New Hartford Historical Society, Inc., and the Connecticut Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1732.
Location. 41° 52.505′ N, 72° 58.053′ W. Marker is in Pine Meadow, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 44) and Church Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 368 Main Street, Pine Meadow CT 06061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured Liberty Tree Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hartford Remembers (approx. 0.7 miles away); New Hartford Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Satan’s Kingdom (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Meeting House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Barkhamsted Center Cemetery (approx. 3.4 miles away); Barkhamsted Soldiers Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Hollow Church Bell (approx. 3.4 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is located in Chapin Park which is part of the Pine Meadow Historic District, established in 1987.
Also see . . .
1. Pine Meadow Historic District. (Submitted on February 16, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. Ovation Guitar Company. (Submitted on February 16, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
3. Elias Howe, Jr. (Submitted on February 16, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 256 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 16, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.