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Middletown in Middlesex County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Founders Rock

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, April 18, 2016
1. Founders Rock
north side plaques
Inscription.
north side
In 1639
Mattabeseck
Is First Mentioned in the Records
In 1650
The First English Settlement
Was Made Near This Spot
1n 1653
The General Court Changed the Name to
Middletown
In 1672 and 1673
The Title to the Lands Was
Confirmed by Grant from the Indians
In Honor of the Brave and God-Fearing Men
Who Founded This Town
Their Descendants and Successors
Have Flagged This Stone
On the 250th Anniversary
Of The Settlement
October 1900

First Settlers 1650 – 1654
Thomas Allen • Nathaniel Bacon • William Blomfield • William Cornwell • John Hall • John Hall Jr • Richard Hall • Samuel Hall • Giles Hamlin • Daniel Harris • William Harris • George Hubbard • John Kirby • John Martin • Thomas Miller • John Savage • William Smith • Samuel Stoclillng • Samuel Stow • Matthias Treat • Robert Webster • Thomas Whitmore • Nathaniel White
Indian Grantors 1672 – 1673
Sepunnamoe • Mamechize • Wesumpsha • Spunnoe • Taccumhuit • Massekump • Pewampsskin • Joan Alias Wecpesick • Wamphanch • Sachamas • Paskunna • Robin • Rachiask

west side
In Honor of the Courageous and
Unselfish Women who Settled this Town
Their Descendants and Successors
Dedicate
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By Michael Herrick, April 18, 2016
2. Founders Rock
west side plaque
this Monument on the 350th
Anniversary of the Settlement
Mistress Allen • Ann Miller Bacon • Sarah Blomfield • Mary Cornwell • Ann Wilcox Hall • Mary Hall • Elizabeth Cook Hall • Hester Crow Hamlin • Mary Weld Harris • Edith Domey Harris • Elizabeth Watts Hubbard • Elizabeth Kirby • Mistress Martin • Isabel Miller • Elizabeth Dubbin Savage • Elizabeth Stanley Smith • Bethia Hopkins Stocking • Hope Fletcher Stow • Mary Smith Treat • Susanna Treat Webster • Sarah Hall Wetmore • Elizabeth White

plaque at base
In Memoriam
We Honor Our
Immigrant Ancestor
William Cornwell
1609 – 1678
Founder
Middletown CT
Stanley H Cornwall
Bristol RI
Gale T Cornwell
Redwood NY
Plaque Dedicated
Memorial Day
30 May 1997

 
Location. 41° 33.988′ N, 72° 39.085′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Connecticut, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of St. John’s Square and St. John’s Street, on the right when traveling east on St. John’s Square. Touch for map. Located in front of Riverside Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown CT 06457, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Settling Middletown (a few steps from this marker); Commodore Thomas Macdonough
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By Michael Herrick, April 18, 2016
3. Founders Rock
plaque at base
(a few steps from this marker); St. John Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The deKoven House (approx. 0.3 miles away); deKoven House Community Center (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jehosaphat Starr House (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Sebastian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old City Hall Bell (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Michael Herrick, April 18, 2016
4. Founders Rock
north side
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By Michael Herrick, April 18, 2016
5. Founders Rock
west side
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By Michael Herrick, April 18, 2016
6. Founders Rock
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 25, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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