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

Yale College

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, November 28, 2016
1. Yale College Monument
Inscription.
The Earliest Senior Classes Of
Yale College
Were Taught Near This Spot By
Rector Abraham Pierson
1701 to 1707
( inscribed around the top )
I Give These Books For Founding A College

( back )
In Memoriam
Abraham Pierson
Viri Ingenio Doctrina Pietate Praediti
Qui, una enm A lils sui Similibus
Fundamenta Jecit Primi
Apud Connecticutenses Collegii
Cujus Primu Quoque Praeses Fuit
( English translation )
In memory of Abraham Pierson, a man of worth, learning, and piety, who, with others of like attributes, laid the foundation of the first Connecticut college, whose first president he also was.

( Inscription and translation as printed in the New York Times, September 27, 1891 )
 
Location. 41° 16.693′ N, 72° 31.396′ W. Marker is in Clinton, Connecticut, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Stre (U.S. 1) and Cemetery Road, on the left when traveling east on East Main Stre. Touch for map. Located in front of the First Church of Christ Congregational. Marker is in this post office area: Clinton CT 06413, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Field of Flags (here, next
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By Michael Herrick, November 28, 2016
2. Yale College Monument
( back )
to this marker); Clinton Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Clinton (within shouting distance of this marker); A Seafaring Town (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Morgan (about 700 feet away); Abraham Pierson (about 700 feet 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 . . .  “The College Went to Him.” New York Times, September 27, 1891. (Submitted on December 3, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraEducation
 
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By Michael Herrick, November 28, 2016
3. Yale College Monument
Books at the top of the monument.
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By Michael Herrick, November 28, 2016
4. Yale College Monument
 
 
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 193 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 3, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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