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

Branford

 
 
Branford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 1, 2010
1. Branford Marker
Inscription.
Branford
In 1638 the New Haven Colony traded "eleven coats of trucking cloth and one coat of English cloth made in the English fashion" to the Mattabesec Indians for land known as Totokett (Tidal River). The First permanent settlement was established in 1644 when people from Wethersfield came to Totokett, later renamed Branford after the town of Brentford in Middlesex County, England.
The Sound provided many of the settlers with a livelihood of shipbuilding and coastwise trade. Industry began in 1655 when the first iron furnace in Connecticut was set up and operated at Lake Saltonstall. Yale College was founded in 1701 when ten ministers met and made a contribution of books. In 1852 upon completion of the railroad, industrialization flourished. Two leading manufacturing firms were founded during this era: The Malleable Iron Fittings Company in 1854, and the Branford Lock Works in 1862. The twentieth century has brought some changes to Branford, but much of its historical heritage remains in the form of old buildings and well-preserved villages.
Erected by the Town of Branford
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1981
 
Erected 1981 by the Town of Branford and the Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location.
Branford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 1, 2010
2. Branford Marker
41° 16.887′ N, 72° 48.635′ W. Marker is in Branford, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Town Hall Drive, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Located next to Branford Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1019 Main Street, Branford CT 06405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Branford Soldiers Monument (a few steps from this marker); Branford Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Marquis de Lafayette Encampment (approx. 2.9 miles away); Site of the Theodore Roosevelt Oak (approx. 3 miles away); East Haven Veterans Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); East Haven World War Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); East Haven Veterans Monument (approx. 3 miles away); East Haven World War II Memorial (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Branford.
 
Also see . . .
1. Welcome to the Town of Branford. (Submitted on September 11, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Branford Historical Society. (Submitted on September 11, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Branford, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 11, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Branford Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 1, 2010
3. Branford Town Hall
Marker on Branford Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 1, 2010
4. Marker on Branford Town Hall
Dedicated To
The Branford Veterans
Who Served In
Vietnam
1964 - 1975
Marker on Branford Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 1, 2010
5. Marker on Branford Town Hall
Dedicated To
The Branford Veterans
Who Served In
Korea
1950 - 1955
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 727 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 11, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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