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Clinton in Middlesex County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Clinton

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, November 28, 2016
1. Clinton Marker
Inscription.
Clinton
Settled in 1663 and then known as Homonoscitt Plantation, this shoreline and rural community soon thereafter was given the name Kenilworth and later Killingworth. In 1735 the First and Second Ecclesiastical Societies were established being the southern and northern portions of the Town respectively. In May 1838, the southern portion was incorporated as a separate town with the name of Clinton after DeWitt Clinton, Governor of New York. Early classes of the Collegiate School, later Yale University, were held here. Citizens prominent in Clinton history: Abraham Pierson - a founder and first rector of the Collegiate School. Jared Eliot - church pastor and noted doctor friend of Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Gale - pupil of Eliot, gifted physician and agriculturist. Charles Morgan - benefactor of public schools. Horatio G. Wright - Civil War general, chief of army engineers.
Erected by the Town of Clinton
the Clinton Historical Society
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1971

 
Erected 1971 by the Town of Clinton, the Clinton Historical Society, the Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 16.683′ N, 72° 31.435′ W. Marker is in Clinton, Connecticut
Clinton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 28, 2016
2. Clinton Marker
, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 1) and Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Located next to Clinton Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 East Main Street, Clinton CT 06413, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clinton Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Field of Flags (within shouting distance of this marker); Yale College (within shouting distance of this marker); A Seafaring Town (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Morgan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham Pierson (approx. 0.2 miles away); This Cannon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clinton Soldiers Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Clinton Connecticut website. (Submitted on December 3, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Clinton, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 3, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Clinton Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 28, 2016
3. Clinton Town Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 3, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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