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

Chester

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, November 28, 2016
1. Chester Marker
Inscription.
Chester
Chester is located on land known as Pattaconk or Pattyquounck in Indian deeds of the 1660's. Settled largely by families from Saybrook, it became the Fourth Ecclesiastical Society of the Saybrook Congregational Church in 1740 and was incorporated as the Town of Chester in 1836. Power from the two streams which flow through the town brought industry at an early date. The seventeenth century saw the first grist and saw mills at Cedar Lake. After the Revolution ship building flourished, and throughout the nineteenth century factories manufacturing tools and household wares prospered. The Chester ferry began operation in 1769.
Erected by the Chester Historical Society, Inc.
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1971

 
Erected 1971 by the Chester Historical Society, Inc and the Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 24.162′ N, 72° 27.052′ W. Marker is in Chester, Connecticut, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Water Street (Connecticut Route 148), on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 Main Street, Chester CT 06412, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Chester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 28, 2016
2. Chester Marker
within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chester Veterans Monument (approx. half a mile away); Chester World War I Monument (approx. half a mile away); Chester World War II – Korea Memorial (approx. half a mile away); The Underground Railroad (approx. 0.9 miles away); Piano Works (approx. 1.1 miles away); Chester-Hadlyme Ferry (approx. 1.4 miles away); We Honor the Elephant (approx. 1 miles away); Veterans Memorial Lane (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Also see . . .
1. Town of Chester. (Submitted on December 8, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Chester, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 8, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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