Barkhamsted in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
The town suffered a severe decline in its population during the late 1800's when better farmland became available in the Midwest. Metropolitan District Commission reservoirs and three state forests now provide open space and recreational land. The book Barkhamsted Heritage, Culture and Industry in a Rural Connecticut Town offers further information.
Erected by the Town of Barkhamsted
The Barkhamsted Historical Society
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
Erected 1980 by the Town of Barkhamsted, Barkhamsted Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Commission.
Location. Touch for map. Located next to the Barkhamsted Center Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Barkhamsted CT 06063, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hollow Church Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Barkhamsted Soldiers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Barkhamsted Center Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Squire's Tavern (approx. 1.6 miles away); Austin Hawes Memorial Campground (approx. 2 miles away); Camp White (approx. 2½ miles away); Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village Cemetery (approx. 2½ miles away); Peoples State Forest (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barkhamsted.
Also see . . .
1. Barkhamsted, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 17, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Barkhamsted Historical Society. (Submitted on April 17, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 892 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 17, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.