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

Avery Memorial

 
 
Avery Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2007
1. Avery Memorial Marker
View looking at the inscription on the west side of the Avery Memorial Park historical marker.
Inscription. [West Side of Marker Stone]

This memorial marks the site of
the home built in 1656 by
Captain James Avery
the founder of the family now known
as the Groton Averys. This
Hive of the Averys
was owned and occupied by its
famous builder until his death. Its
later ownership and occupancy
passed, in regular order of descent,
from father to son, until it was burned
on the night of July 20, 1894.


[East Side of Marker Stone]

Successive owners of "The Hive."
Capt. James Avery, 1656-1700.
Capt. James Avery Jr., 1700-1728.
Col. Ebenezer Avery, 1728-1752.
Elder Parke Avery, 1752-1797.
Lieut. Parke Avery Jr., 1797-1821.
Youngs Avery, 1821-1837. Parke William Avery, 1837-1868.
James Denison Avery, 1868-1894.


 
Location. 41° 20.776′ N, 72° 3.17′ W. Marker is in Groton, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is on Poquannock Road west of Long Hill Road (U.S. 1), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This historical marker is located at Avery Memorial Park, which is situated on the site of what was once, for generation after generation, the Avery family homestead. It
Avery Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2007
2. Avery Memorial Marker
View looking at the plaque affixed to the south side of the Avery Memorial Park historical marker.
is located just east of the railroad overpass, on the north side of the road, just west of the intersection with US 1. Marker is at or near this postal address: 880 Poquannock Road, Groton CT 06340, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Groton (approx. one mile away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 1 miles away); Death of Major William Montgomery (approx. 1 miles away); Covered Way (approx. 1 miles away); Col. William Ledyard (approx. 1 miles away); Groton Battle Monument (approx. 1 miles away); The Battle of Groton Heights (approx. 1 miles away); The Construction of Fort Griswold (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Groton.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Avery Memorial Association. To learn more about the Averys use this link. (Submitted on March 4, 2010.) 

2. The Avery Memorial. To learn more about the Avery Memorial Park, use this link. (Submitted on March 4, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Biography of Captain James Avery 1620-1700. To learn more about the founder of the family that is known as the Groton Averys, use this link. (Submitted on March 4, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
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Avery Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2007
3. Avery Memorial Marker
View looking at the inscription on the east side of the Avery Memorial Park historical marker.
Avery Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2007
4. Avery Memorial Marker
Avery Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2007
5. Avery Memorial Park
View looking east of Avery Memorial Park, where the Avery homestead called, "The Hive" was once located.
Avery Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2007
6. Avery Memorial Park
View looking north of Avery Memorial Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,746 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 4, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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