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West Hartford in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

West Hartford

 
 
West Hartford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
1. West Hartford Marker
Inscription.
West Hartford
In 1672-1677 Hartford created the West Division by sub-dividing a tract bounded by Quaker Lane, Mountain Road, and the towns of Bloomfield and Newington. Later this was enlarged by lands from Hartford and Farmington. Our first settler, Stephen Hosmer, in 1679 built a mill on Trout Brook west of North Main Street. The West Division became a parish in 1711. The State Legislature named it West Hartford in 1806, and in 1854 made it a town. In 1919 West Hartford became the first place in Connecticut to adopt council-manager government. The birthplace of Noah Webster, compiler of the first American dictionary, is two miles down South Main Street.
Connecticut Historical Commission
1970
 
Erected 1970 by Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 45.736′ N, 72° 44.523′ W. Marker is in West Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Farmington Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Hartford CT 06107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. SS Maiden Creek (a few steps from this marker); Connecticut Veterans Memorial West Hartford
West Hartford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
2. West Hartford Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Meeting House Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); First Public Library Building in West Hartford (within shouting distance of this marker); Goodman Green (within shouting distance of this marker); Webster Walk (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Webster Walk (about 700 feet away); Korczak Ziolkowski (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Hartford.
 
Also see . . .
1. West Hartford Connecticut. (Submitted on March 10, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. West Hartford, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 10, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 10, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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