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Ellington in Tolland County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Ellington

 
 
Ellington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 21, 2017
1. Ellington Marker
Inscription.
Ellington
This region was named by Indian inhabitants Weaxskashuck, meaning Great Marsh. Early white settlers called it Windsor Goshen or Great Marsh. In 1671 Town of Windsor purchased western part from the Indians, receiving eastern portion later from General Assembly to replace land taken from Windsor to settle boundary dispute between Massachusetts and Connecticut. Samuel Pinney was first settler in 1717. Former home of the Reverend John McKinstry 1730, is probably oldest house standing in Ellington. Legislative action established parish in 1735. Part of Windsor east of Connecticut River was set off 1768, becoming East Windsor. Ellington was taken from East Windsor and incorporated in 1786.

Erected by the Ellington Historical Society
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1972

 
Erected 1972.
 
Location. 41° 54.233′ N, 72° 28.292′ W. Marker is in Ellington, Connecticut, in Tolland County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Connecticut Route 286) and Park Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ellington CT 06029, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured
Ellington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 21, 2017
2. Ellington Marker
The Hall Memorial Library is in the background.
as the crow flies. First Meeting House (a few steps from this marker); Ellington Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Ellington Remembers (within shouting distance of this marker); Constitutional Oak (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ellington Wall of Honor (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vernon (approx. 2.8 miles away); Vernon Veterans Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); Vernon Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Welcome to Ellington. (Submitted on December 25, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Ellington, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 25, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 25, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 25, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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