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Bozrah in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Bozrah

 
 
Bozrah Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 3, 2017
1. Bozrah Marker
Inscription.
Bozrah
This area was originally a part of the Town of Norwich "nine miles square” acquired from the sachems of the Mohegan Indians in June 1659, a portion of which later was known as the New Concord Society. In the early 1700ís this land, west-northwest of the Norwich Town Plot, was opened to additional settlers. The nature of the region, being wild and rugged, presented a challenge to the pioneers. Settlement began and the area developed rapidly. New Concord Society was organized and approved by the General Assembly in 1737. A site was accepted in 1739 for the construction of a meetinghouse, which was erected soon after. In 1786 the members of New Concord Society, by action of the General Assembly, were “hereby incorporated into a distinct Town by the name of Bozrah,” and thus became the eighty-sixth town in the State of Connecticut, believed to be the only one with this name in the Country. The name is of Hebrew origin meaning an enclosure or sheepfold.
Erected by the Town of Bozrah
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1981

 
Erected 1981 by Town of Bozrah and the Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 33.806′ N, 72° 9.45′ W. Marker
Bozrah Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 3, 2017
2. Bozrah Marker
is in Bozrah, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is at the intersection of Fitchville Road (Connecticut Route 608) and River Road, on the right when traveling east on Fitchville Road. Touch for map. Located in front of Bozrah Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 River Road, Bozrah CT 06334, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bozrah Veterans Monument (a few steps from this marker); Bozrah Gulf War & War on Terror Monument (a few steps from this marker); Town of Bozrah (a few steps from this marker); Bozrah Vietnam War Monument (a few steps from this marker); Bozrah Korean War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Bozrah World War II Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Bozrah World War I Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Bozrah Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bozrah.
 
Also see . . .
1. Town of Bozrah web page. (Submitted on March 4, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Bozrah, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 4, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Bozrah Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 3, 2017
3. Bozrah Town Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 203 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 4, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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