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Sharon in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Sharon

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, April 15, 2011
1. Sharon Marker
Inscription.
Sharon
The first grant of land in Sharon, later known as the "Jackson Patent" near Amenia Union, was surveyed in 1732, at which time the boundaries of the Town were established. The patent was granted in 1734 by the General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut. In 1738 the original homelots in the Town were auctioned by order of the General Assembly to fifty purchasers, who in 1739 incorporated as "The Proprietors of the Common and Undivided Land of the Township of Sharon."
The Sharon Green, where this marker stands, still much as it was laid out in the wilderness in 1739, reflects the foresight and wisdom of those men. It is now a part of the Sharon Historic District established in 1975. Sharon once prospered in agriculture, iron founding, and manufacturing. Her products ranged from mousetraps to the Hotchkiss rifled cannon projectile. Except for farming, the old industries have now almost vanished.
Erected by the Town of Sharon
the Sharon Historical Society
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1978
 
Erected 1978 by the Town of Sharon, the Sharon Historical Society, and the Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 52.709′ N, 73° 28.611′ W. Marker
Sharon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 15, 2011
2. Sharon Marker
is in Sharon, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and West Main Street, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Located on the Sharon Green, across from Sharon Town Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Sharon CT 06069, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the 2nd House of Worship (within shouting distance of this marker); Sharon Clock Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sharon Veterans Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dedicated to the Men and Women of Sharon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sharon Soldiers' Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of Robert Scoville, M.A. (approx. 4.8 miles away); Francis L. Sheane Memorial (approx. 6.3 miles away); Nation's First Public Library (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharon.
 
Regarding Sharon. Sharon is named after the Plain of Sharon, in Israel
 
Also see . . .
1. Town of Sharon. (Submitted on May 2, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Sharon, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 2, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Sharon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 15, 2011
3. Sharon Marker
Behind the marker,across Main Street, is Sharon Town Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 2, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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