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

Middlefield

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, May 18, 2016
1. Middlefield Marker
Inscription.
Middlefield
This region was first settled about 1700 after Samuel Allen, Benjamin Miller, and Samuel Wetmore had reached an agreement with the Indians. It was incorporated as a parish in1744, a meeting house was erected, and the Congregational Church formed in 1747. Several industries have been located along the Coginchaug River from the late 1700's to the present. Early factories were water powered and produced lumber, snuff, black powder, knives, pistols, cotton products grist, buttons, nails, iron wire, paper, and clothes wringers. In 1866 the settlement broke away from Middletown, incorporated by the General Assembly as a separate town. In 1867 the New Haven, Middletown and Willimantic Railroad Company was founded and by 1870 a rail line was constructed to Middletown. In 1971 the Town was chartered. Today Middlefield retains its rural character with a population of about 3700. It is, however, a balanced community. with a fair share of active industrial, recreational, and agricultural activities supporting the economy.
Erected by the Town of Middlefield
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1981

 
Erected 1981.
 
Location. 41° 31.113′ N, 72° 42.789′ W. Marker
Middlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 18, 2016
2. Middlefield Marker
is in Middlefield, Connecticut, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Jackson Hill Road and Main Street (Connecticut Route 157), on the right when traveling south on Jackson Hill Road. Touch for map. Located on the wall of Middlefield Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 392 Jackson Hill Road, Middlefield CT 06455, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charter Oak Tree (a few steps from this marker); Middlefield 9/11 Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Old Town Hall (about 600 feet away); Middlefield-Rockfall Vietnam War Monument (about 600 feet away); Middlefield-Rockfall World War II and Korean Conflict Monument (about 700 feet away); Middlefield Honor Roll (about 700 feet away); Congregational Church Bell (about 700 feet away); Connecticut Police Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middlefield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Town of Middlefield, Connecticut. (Submitted on May 22, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Middlefield, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 22, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Middlefield Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 18, 2016
3. Middlefield Town Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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