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Meriden in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Meriden / Lexington Alarm

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, January 14, 2010
1. Meriden Marker
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Inscription. [Marker front]:
1661 – Meriden area first settled when Jonathan Gilbert is granted land by Connecticut Colony and employs Edward Higbee to operate an inn.

1670 – Greater part of present-day Meriden lands placed under jurisdiction of Wallingford.

1728 – Separate church parish, named after Gilbert’s farm Merridan, is established by the General Assembly.

1806 – Meriden separated from Wallingford and organized as a town.

1867 – Meriden incorporated as a city.

1922 – Town and City of Meriden consolidated.

Since the 19ty Century Meriden has demonstrated itself to be a versatile manufacturing community. Its silver industry has grown to such proportions that Meriden is nicknamed the “Silver City of the World.”

[Marker reverse]:
Lexington Alarm
*Captain John Couch, responding to hostilities with British at Lexington, left this area April 23, 1775, commanding the Meriden militia: John Allen   Christopher Atwater   Moses Baldwin   *Divan Berry   Samuel Briggs   John Butler   Samuel Collins   Asael Deming   Israel Hall, Jr.   Joel Hall   *Moses Hall   Rufus Hall   Samuel Hall   *Benjamin Hart   *Insign Hough   John Hough   Phineas Hough   Aaron Hull   David Ives   Elnathan Ives
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By Michael Herrick, January 14, 2010
2. Meriden / Lexington Alarm Marker
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  Enos Ives   Samuel Johnson   Epaphras Knott   Isaac Livingston   *Phineas Lyman   Daniel McMullen   *Ephraim Merriam   John Merriam   John Pearce   *Benjamin Rice   *Ezekiel Rice   Gideon Rice   Samuel Rice   Joseph Shaylor   Seth Smith   Bela Warner   *Jonathan Yale   *Nathaniel Yale
*Buried in Broad Street Cemetery
 
Erected 1976 by American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, City of Meriden, Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 31.906′ N, 72° 47.658′ W. Marker is in Meriden, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and Charles Street, on the left when traveling north on Broad Street. Touch for map. Located next to the Broad Street Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Meriden CT 06450, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Masonic Lodge in Meriden (a few steps from this marker); Count Casimir Pulaski (within shouting distance of this marker); Meriden Korea – Vietnam Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Patriots (within shouting distance of this marker); Meriden Spanish American War Memorial
Meriden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 14, 2010
3. Meriden Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); 201st Anniversary of the Marine Corps (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gold Star Association Memorial (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meriden.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Meriden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 14, 2010
4. Meriden Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,220 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 18, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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