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

Stafford

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, December 21, 2017
1. Stafford Marker
Inscription.
Stafford
This is the home of the famous mineral springs where the Indians met to drink the iron and sulphur waters to make them “lively” and to which the future President John Adams came for his health in 1771. Later the elite of the Nation gathered here for pleasure. The region, originally Mohegan Indian land was bought in a questionable transaction by Major James Fitch of Canterbury, who had acquired large tracts of eastern Connecticut land. His claim was not completely accepted by the General Assembly, which ordered in 1718 that a town be laid out ".. of seven mile square... eastward of Enfield." This was the beginning of legal settlement. Bog iron was discovered and furnaces were built to smelt the ore for iron castings and tools. Endowed with abundant water power the various early mills gave way to a thriving textile industry, of which a portion has continued to the present day.

Erected by the Town of Stafford
the Stafford Historical Society, Inc.
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1978

 
Erected 1978.
 
Location. 41° 57.221′ N, 72° 18.169′ W. Marker is in Stafford Springs, Connecticut, in Tolland County. Marker is on River Road
Stafford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 21, 2017
2. Stafford Marker
(Connecticut Route 32) near Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in front of Stafford Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 Main Street, Stafford Springs CT 06076, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Attilio R. “Pop” Frassinelli (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stafford Soldiers Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stafford Monument of Honor 20th Century (approx. mile away); Stafford Wall of Honor 20th Century (approx. mile away); Willington (approx. 5 miles away); This Edifice (approx. 5.7 miles away); Town of Willington, Connecticut (approx. 5.8 miles away); a different marker also named Willington (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stafford Springs.
 
Also see . . .
1. Welcome to Stafford Connecticut. (Submitted on December 26, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Stafford, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 26, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Stafford Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 21, 2017
3. Stafford Town Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 26, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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