Canton in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Collinsville, Town of Canton
Corner of Route 44 and Lovely Street.
a toll road.
1776 House was an old home converted into a tea room on the site of the present day dry cleaners at the corner of route 44 and Lovely Street,
Cherry Park was located partially in Avon and Canton off Lovely Street. It started as an agricultural fairground, then became a trotter racing course, and finally a midget auto race track, circa 1900. It closed in the 1950ís.
The Mills/Everest House, 1796, on the corner of Route 44 and Lawton Road was demolished in the early 2000ís for commercial development. It was taken down and carefully reassembled at another location in Connecticut (2001).
Cherry Park showing grandstand and cars parked, circa 1915.
Canton Show Shop was directly behind the 1776 House on Lovely Street. The barn is still there today, but another business occupies the site, circa 1950.
Location. 41° 49.417′ N, 72° 53.317′ W. Marker is in Canton, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is on Lovely Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Canton (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Collinsville, Town of Canton (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memory of Phoebe Humphrey (approx. 0.9 miles away); Constitution Oak (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Collinsville, Town of Canton (approx. 1Ĺ miles away); a different marker also named Collinsville, Town of Canton (approx. 1.7 miles away); Canton Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Canton Soldiers Memorial (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
Regarding Collinsville, Town of Canton. The 1984 date for the start of the Albany Turnpike is a typographical error.† †In 1798, a turnpike was chartered that connected Albany, New York to Avon, Connecticut. † Avon had the Talcott Mountain Turnpike†that went east over Talcott Mountain to Hartford. †This heavily traveled road that passed through†Canton, connected the 2 state capitals. †The Albany Turnpike earned an 11%
Also see . . .
1. Town of Canton. (Submitted on April 1, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. Early turnpikes in Connecticut. (Submitted on April 1, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
3. History of Albany, NY. (Submitted on April 1, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Roads & Vehicles • Sports •
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