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

Simsbury

 
 
Simsbury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 28, 2015
1. Simsbury Marker
Inscription.
Simsbury
(Massaco Plantation)
Manufactory for tar, pitch, and turpentine established here in 1642. Destroyed by fire of Indian origin in 1647. Local tribal lands were deeded as reparation. Named Simsbury in 1670 and granted town privileges by the General Court of the Colonie of Connecticut. Burned by hostile Indians March 26, 1676. Reconstruction commenced in the Spring of 1677.
Here began
Copper Mining and Smelting   1705
Manufacture of Steel   1727
Copper Coinage   1737
Safety Fuse   1836
Silver Plating of spoons and forks   1845

Connecticut Historical Commission
1970
 
Erected 1970 by Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 52.816′ N, 72° 48.025′ W. Marker is in Simsbury, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Hopmeadow Street (Connecticut Route 10) and Pent Road, on the left when traveling north on Hopmeadow Street. Touch for map. Located in front of Simsbury Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 933 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury CT 06070, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Elm Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); First Meeting House In Simsbury
Simsbury Marker in front of Simsbury Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 28, 2015
2. Simsbury Marker in front of Simsbury Town Hall
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Landmark Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Simsbury World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Simsbury Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Simsbury Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Simsbury Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eno Memorial Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Simsbury.
 
Also see . . .
1. Town of Simsbury. (Submitted on August 30, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Simsbury, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 30, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Simsbury Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 28, 2015
3. Simsbury Town Hall
Simsbury Town Hall was the high school, built in 1907
Simsbury Town Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 28, 2015
4. Simsbury Town Hall Marker
Simsbury
High School
A Gift From Citizens
1907
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 30, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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