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

Suffield

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, November 11, 2016
1. Suffield Marker
Inscription.
Suffield
In 1670 through a grant to John Pynchon, Suffield, formerly Southfield, originated as a township of Massachusetts because of a surveying error. Mindwell Old, the first child, was born in 1674, the year the town was incorporated. The town meeting has been the single form of government since 1682. By 1704 a church and a school had been built on the common. In 1749 Suffield became part of Connecticut. The American cigar industry was started here by Simeon Waters in 1810 and tobacco continues to be a major crop. Early emigrants went to Vermont and Ohio where several were elected to high offices. The Connecticut Baptist Literary Institution of 1833 is now Suffield Academy. The school and the town have produced many leaders in religion, education, politics, insurance, agriculture, and business as well as the arts. In 1976, the Bicentennial year, Suffield has 9700 residents and 43.1 square miles.
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Suffield
These are among the many of Suffield who have given of themselves for others:
Phinehas Lyman 1716-1774 Commander of colonial troops 1754-1760
Ebenezer Gay 1718-1796 Congregational Church Pastor 1742-1793
Timothy Swan 1758-1843 Composer of sacred music, including "China”
Seth Pease 1764-1819 Surveyor of the Connecticut Western Reserve
Gideon
Suffield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 11, 2016
2. Suffield Marker
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Granger, Jr. 1767-1822 United States Postmaster General 1801-1814
Asahel Morse 1772-1838 Author of religious freedom in Connecticut
Sylvester Graham 1794-1851 Inventor of graham crackers and bread
Henry Sykes 1810-1860 Architect and builder
Willis Adams 1844-1921 Painter of American landscapes
Olin Warner 1844-1896 Artist and sculptor
Erected by the Town of Suffield
the American Bicentennial Commission of Suffield
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1976

 
Erected 1976.
 
Location. 41° 58.932′ N, 72° 39.048′ W. Marker is in Suffield, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Connecticut Route 75) and Mountain Road (Connecticut Route 168), on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Located in front of Kent Memorial Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 North Main Street, Suffield CT 06078, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Suffield Soldiers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Suffield Veterans Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Center Cemetery
Suffield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 11, 2016
3. Suffield Marker
(about 600 feet away); Windsor Locks (approx. 3.7 miles away); Windsor Locks Vietnam War Monument (approx. 4.2 miles away); Windsor Locks World War I and II Monument (approx. 4.2 miles away); Windsor Locks Korean Conflict Monument (approx. 4.2 miles away); Soldiers Memorial Hall (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Suffield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Town of Suffield, CT. (Submitted on November 16, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Suffield, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 16, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 16, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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