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

East Hartford

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, June 4, 2014
1. East Hartford Marker
Inscription.
East Hartford
This part of the lands once inhabited by the Podunk Indians saw its first permanent colonists in 1655, when Thomas Hooker and his followers came from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to found Hartford. The east side of the Connecticut River was at that time a part of Hartford, and early settlers here included William Goodwin, Thomas Burnham, and William Pitkin. The first petition by residents to establish a separate Town was rejected by the General Assembly in 1726. Several more petitions were submitted between that year and 1783, when the Assembly at last gave its approval to the incorporation of East Hartford.
Erected by the Town of East Hartford
the East Hartford Historical Society
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1973
 
Erected 1973 by the Town of East Hartford, the East Hartford Historical Society and the Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 45.965′ N, 72° 38.728′ W. Marker is in East Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Carroll Road, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Located in front of East Hartford Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 740 Main Street, East Hartford CT 06108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
East Hartford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 4, 2014
2. East Hartford Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. East Hartford World War I Monument (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); East Hartford Civil War Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Center Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union (approx. one mile away); Lincoln Meets Stowe (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Founders Bridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); William H. Mortensen (approx. 1.2 miles away); William H. Mortensen Riverfront Plaza (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Hartford.
 
Also see . . .
1. Town of East Hartford, Connecticut. (Submitted on June 8, 2014, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. East Hartford, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 8, 2014, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
East Hartford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 4, 2014
3. East Hartford Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2014, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2014, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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