Colebrook in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Notable structures from the past crowd about this marker. Northward, on the left is the Samuel Rockwell House (1767); below it is the Colebrook Store (1812), a Greek revival gem and a federally registered historic building.
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To the left stands the combined Historical Society quarters and Town Hall (1816), built as the Colebrook Tavern to serve the needs of travelers on the old New Haven Turnpike, the road just to the right. On the west side of the church in front of the viewer is the Martin Rockwell House (1793);
The Town's population peaked just before the Civil War. So did its commercial importance, which was marked by mills, a scythe factory, tanneries, and woolen and wooden-ware works. Today its cool, airy climate and rural quiet each year attract a sizeable summer colony.
Erected by the Town of Colebrook
The Colebrook Historical Society
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
Erected 1980 by the Town of Colebrook, Colebrook Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Commission.
Location. 41° 59.369′ N, 73° 5.751′ W. Marker is in Colebrook, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Colebrook Road and Smith Hill Road, on the right when traveling north on Colebrook Road. Touch for map. Located in front of the Colebrook Historical Society and Town Hall, originally built as the Colebrook Tavern. Marker is in this post office area: Colebrook CT 06021, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Colebrook Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Hale Barn and Trail (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Rock School (approx. 1.4 miles away); M110A2 Howitzer S/P (approx. 3.7 miles away); In Honor of Lambert Hitchcock (approx. 4.4 miles away); Lambert Hitchcock (approx. 4.4 miles away); Riverton (approx. 4.4 miles away); a different marker also named Riverton (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colebrook.
Also see . . .
1. Colebrook, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 22, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Colebrook Historical Society. (Submitted on April 22, 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 22, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 829 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 22, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.