Avon in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
The Farmington Canal in Avon
Location. 41° 48.55′ N, 72° 49.8′ W. Marker is in Avon, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is on Albany Turnpike (U.S. 44), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 East Main Street, Avon CT 06001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Constitution Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Avon (approx. ľ mile away); Avon Veterans Monument (approx. ľ mile away); Charter Oak descendant (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1st Company Governor's Horse Guards (approx. 1.6 miles away); Birthplace of Wilford Woodruff (approx. 2.5 miles away); Roderick A. White M.D. (approx. 2.8 miles away); Weatogue Soldiersí Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Avon.
Also see . . .
1. Farmington Canal Plaque Dedication. (Submitted on February 2, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. Farmington Canal text and Trail map in Avon (Submitted on February 2, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
3. photo #8 is of the Thompson Brook Culvert on the Canal Trail in Avon (1984). (Submitted on February 2, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
1. Canal Barge
Years ago I worked in a building on Rte 44 near the canal. I was told that the building had been the Avon Library in years past (pre-1990). Behind the library and a little to the west there was an old barge sitting unattended on a lot. It was said to have been used on the canal. Is this true? Is the barge still there? I can't find it (or the library building) on google earth. Is there a story behind it? Thanks for your help.
— Submitted March 31, 2017, by Mike Kelly of Tampa, Florida.
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 2, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.