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September 26, 2018
Abington Congregational Meeting House
Connecticut (Windham County), Abington — Abington Congregational Meeting House
Abington Congregational Meeting House Built 1751 Placed on National Register of Historic Places September 19, 1977 By United States Department Of Interior — Map (db m123852) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Abington — Abington Meeting HouseQui Transtulit Sustinet
Abington Meeting House Erected 1751 Oldest Now Standing In Connecticut — Map (db m123851) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Ashford — Ashford
This area, part of the Wabbaquasset Indian country, was deeded to Captain James Fitch of Norwich in 1684 by Owaneco, sachem of the Mohegans. An earlier one having failed to act, a new committee was appointed by the General Assembly in May, 1710 to . . . — Map (db m93606) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Ashford — Ashford Veterans Memorial
In Memory of Robert W. Hoyt SPC U.S. Army killed in action December 11, 2004 Operation Iraqi Freedom

Erected by the people of Ashford to perpetuate the memory of George Campert Captain U.S.A.A.F. and Lawrence W. Cushman, SM1/C U.S. . . . — Map (db m123008) WM

Connecticut (Windham County), Ashford — Constitution Oak
In commemoration of the Connecticut Constitutional Convention of 1902 Delegate. Thomas K. Fitts marked 1953 — Map (db m102024) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Brooklyn — Brooklyn
Formerly Mortlake, first settled 1703, made a town on 2nd Thursday of May, 1786. Home of General Israel Putnam prior to and after the Revolution. Town landmarks include: Meeting House on the Green, built 1771 by First Ecclesiastical . . . — Map (db m93440) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Brooklyn — Brooklyn Civil War Monument
Erected to the memory of all the brave men of Brooklyn who fought on land or sea for the preservation of the Union — Map (db m123946) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Brooklyn — Israel Putnam
In the field behind this stone after the close of the French and Indian Wars, returning from many expeditions to Ticonderoga, Fort Edward, Quebec, Montreal, Havana, Detroit, and New Orleans, lived Col. Israel Putnam. Here with his wife . . . — Map (db m93633) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Brooklyn — Israel Putnam Monument
Sacred be this monument to the memory of Israel Putnam, Esq. Senior Major General in the Armies of the United States of America, who was born at Salem, in the Province of Massachusetts, on the 7th day of January, A.D. 1718 And . . . — Map (db m123942) HM WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Brooklyn — Israel Putnam's First Home
400 Feet due East of this tablet was the site of the first home of Israel Putnam in the Colony of Connecticut

In 1739, he bought 514 ½ acres of the adjacent land from Governor Belcher at £5.0.0 per acre. In 1740, here he . . . — Map (db m124379) HM

Connecticut (Windham County), Canterbury — Canterbury
Canterbury Originally part of Plainfield the town was incorporated in October, 1703. The town area includes the original Quinebaug Plantation of Major James Fitch, son of the Reverend James Fitch of Saybrook Fort, a first settler of Norwich in . . . — Map (db m140490) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Canterbury — Canterbury Veterans Monuments
Dedicated to the Honor and Sacrifice Of the Men and Women of Canterbury Who Served Our Country In All Wars French and Indian War 1755 – 1760 Hezekiah Boswell★ · Amos Fassett★ · Jabez Hyde★ · John Searle★ · James . . . — Map (db m140566) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Canterbury — First Congregational Church Parsonage
Col. Simon & Martha Lathrop David & Mary Nevins, Sr. circa 1746 First Congregational Church Parsonage 1842 - 1975 — Map (db m140491) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Canterbury — Prudence Crandall School
In This House Prudence Crandall Held a School For Negro Girls 1833 — Map (db m140493) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Canterbury — World War II Commemorative Tree
World War II Commemorative Tree This Eisenhower Green Ash Was Propagated On His Boyhood Farm In Denison, Texas. Dedicated To All Who Served In World War II — Map (db m140495) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Eastford — Eastford
Ancient Nipmuck Indian territory. The Old Connecticut Path, an Indian trail from Massachusetts used by early colonists, crossed the region. The families of John and Sarah Perry and of William Ward, Senior, first settled this area in 1710, . . . — Map (db m115833) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Eastford — Eastford Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to Eastford Military Veterans In recognition of an appreciation For their service to the United States of America. This monument funded by the family of Charles S. Bowen, Sr., native son, veteran, and patriot. Dedicated . . . — Map (db m122612) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Eastford — John Perry
In Memory of John Perry Eastford’s first settler 1710 Erected by Eastford Historical Society 1977 — Map (db m122916) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Eastford — Nathaniel Lyon Birthplace

Birthplace Brig. General Nathaniel Lyon First Union General Killed in Civil War Aug. 10, 1861 — Map (db m126541) HM

Connecticut (Windham County), Killingly — Christopher Lee Hoskins
In Memoriam Christopher Lee Hoskins SPC., U.S. Army Killingly resident killed while serving his country Ramadi, Iraq, June 21, 2005 “The roots of a soldier are nurtured by the soil of family, friends, community Until . . . — Map (db m111925) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Killingly — Killingly
Front Settled in 1700 and incorporated in 1708, Killingly was the forty-second town established in Connecticut. In 1653, the second John Winthrop obtained a grant of a large tract of land formerly held by the Quinebaug Indian tribe and . . . — Map (db m93380) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Killingly — Killingly Civil War Monument
Erected A.D. 1878, by the Women’s Monument Association and Town of Killingly, in Honor of the Soldiers and Sailors who served in the War of 1861 for the Preservation of the Union. — Map (db m102070) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Killingly — Killingly World War II Monument
Roll of Honor in tribute to Anderson, Edward E. • Barriere, Alphonse • Berube, Joseph E. • Bishop, Joseph L.• Bolduc, Alfred N. • Buteau, Norman • Calouri, Ernest • Carroll, Bryan A. • Chandlier, Kenneth H. • Comtois, Joseph A.• Corcoran, . . . — Map (db m102038) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Oneco — Honor Roll Saint Joseph’s Church
Honor Roll Saint Joseph’s Church Sterling and Oneco, Connecticut Horace Adams · Gerard Boucher · Albert Brunsdon · Donald Burton · Francis Burton · Francis Bushey · Arthur Carr · George Carr · Edward B. Carroll · Edward J. Carroll · James . . . — Map (db m140772) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Oneco — Sterling
Sterling Originally part of the long narrow area called Voluntown, this northern section separated and obtained town privileges from the Connecticut General Assembly on the second Thursday of May, 1794. The name given was that of a temporary . . . — Map (db m140730) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Oneco — Sterling Veterans Memorial Park
Dedicated this 21st day of May 1989 to the Honor of All Sterling Veterans who Served Their Country in War and Peace the Following Men Paid the Supreme Sacrifice PFC Harry T. Sayles 1891 – 1918 France   U.S. Army PFC Jeffrey J. . . . — Map (db m140729) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Oneco — United States Finishing Company World War I Memorial
The United States Finishing Company Sterling Branch In Honor of the Men Who Responded to Their Country’s Call in the Great World War, 1917 – 1918 Harold H. Barber · Earle W. Barr · Earle W. Belknap · George Carr · Frank Chamberland · . . . — Map (db m140773) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Plainfield — Plainfield Veterans Memorial
In Memoriam Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice in Defense of Freedom World War I Raoul L. Moquin★ Ernest Godreau★ Albert T. Potvin★ Joseph A. Vanasse★ Armand C. Salvas★ John R. Monsees★ . . . — Map (db m140726) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Plainfield — Plainfield Veterans Monument
. . . — Map (db m140694) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Plainfield — Plainfield World War II Monument
They Gave Their Lives That Freedom Shall Prevail Wilfred Allard · Aime G. Bernier · John R. Bernier · Deziel Chabot · Joseph Dufrense · Marie A. Fournier · Robert L. Hopkins · Joseph Jaskot · Emile Labreque · Walter P. Lathrop · Arthur . . . — Map (db m140771) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Plainfield — St. John s Parish World War I Monument
Rev. R.P. Morrissey, Pastor We the Members of St. John’s Parish Plainfield, Connecticut Dedicate this Monument to our Heroes of the World War 1917 — 1918 Cleophas Allard · Ovila Allard · Joseph Belanger · Narcisse Boisvert · . . . — Map (db m140727) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Pomfret — In Honor of the Men of Pomfret
In Honor of The Men of Pomfret Who served their Country in its struggles for Liberty, Justice and Humanity 1775 Revolutionary War 1783 1812 War of 1812 1814 1848 War with Mexico 1848 1961 Civil War 1865 1898 Spanish . . . — Map (db m133602) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Pomfret — Pomfret
The Town began as the “Mashamoquet Purchase,” 15,100 acres brought by twelve proprietors in 1686 from James Fitch of Norwich, who had acquired it from the Indian sachem, Owaneco. In 1713 the Town was incorporated and named for Pontefract . . . — Map (db m1621) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Pomfret — Putnam and The Wolf
Putnam and The Wolf Following her tracks through one day and night in the early snow of December 1742 to the Connecticut River and back, the early settlers of this region here discovered the den of the She Wolf that had for years . . . — Map (db m115835) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Pomfret — Putnam Wolf Den
2 miles southwest Putnam Wolf Den Scene of famous traditional exploit of Israel Putnam — Map (db m111922) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Pomfret Center — Clark Memorial Chapel
George Newhall Clark Memorial Chapel Completed 1908 Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of The Interior — Map (db m122710) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Putnam — Cargill Falls Mill
On this site, Benjamin Cargill operated a grist mill originally built in 1730, adding a distillery and other shops in 1760. The Pomfret Manufacturing Company later built the Pomfret Cotton Mills to produce textile products in 1807; it is the . . . — Map (db m126039) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Putnam — Morse Mansion
This circa 1868 2 1/2-story Victorian Italianate villa-style home was built by textile magnate George Morse overlooking the Quinebaug River in sight of three of his mills. With the addition of wings, this building has been integrated into the . . . — Map (db m126032) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Putnam — Putnam Civil War Statue
To the memory of the Soldiers and Sailors of Putnam and vicinity who fought for the preservation of the Union 1861 — 1865 — Map (db m123813) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Putnam — The Flood of 1955The rebirth of Putnam — Putnam River Trail —
On August 19 1955, the Quinebaug River, fueled by rain from Hurricane Diana, overflowed its banks and flooded Putnam. Unlike earlier floods of the 1880s and 1930s, the flood of 1955 caused extensive damage. As the river carved a new channel . . . — Map (db m126037) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Putnam — World War Memorial Bridge
Dedicated to those who served in World War I — Map (db m133604) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Scotland — Samuel Huntington Birthplace
Birthplace Of Samuel Huntington 1731 – 1796. Signer Of The Declaration Of Independence — Map (db m140565) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Scotland — Scotland
Scotland In 1700 Isaac Magune purchased several hundred acres of hilly terrain in the town of Windham and soon named it after his native land. By 1726 about eighty families of English Puritan, Scotch, and Huguenot descent had settled in the area. . . . — Map (db m140368) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Scotland — Scotland Vietnam War Monument
1964 – 1975 Dedicated in Honor of Those Citizens of Scotland who Served During the Viet Nam War Era Arnott, Raymond J. · Bard, Alphy C. · ★Barden, III, Andrew J. · ★Bergeron, Robert S. · Bernier, Gerard M. · Calderwood, . . . — Map (db m140369) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Scotland — Scotland World War II Monument
1941   1945 Dedicated In Honor of Citizens of Scotland Who Served in World War II And in Memory of Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice ★Edward L. Racicot · ★Thomas G. Passarello · ★Edward E. Roberts · ★Thomas . . . — Map (db m140370) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Scotland — Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary RouteEastern Connecticut
Eastern Connecticut French General Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, and thousands of French ground and naval forces Arrived in Newport in July of 1780 to assist the Americans in the War for Independence. After wintering in . . . — Map (db m140334) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Sterling — Rochambeau Encampment
In this Vicinity French Troops Under Rochambeau Enroute from Yorktown Encamped During November 1782 Erected by the State and Deborah Avery Putnam Chap. D.A.R. Cooperating — Map (db m140728) HM WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Thompson — Thompson
Front The territory which the Nipmuc Indians called “Quinnatisset”, now included in the town of Thompson, was settled in 1693. The first settler, Richard Evans of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, purchased 200 acres in the . . . — Map (db m101969) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Thompson — Thompson Civil and Spanish War Memorial
Dedicated by the Town of Thompson to its Soldiers of The Civil and Spanish Wars *** Names not transcribed *** — Map (db m127278) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Thompson — Thompson Revolutionary War Memorial
In Memoriam Soldiers of The Revolutionary War Who rest in this yard

William Alton · Issachar Bates · Aaron Bixby · Bryant Brown · Gardner Bartholomew · Elijah Carpenter · Jonathan Copeland · Capt. Stephen Crosby · Elijah Crosby · Lieut. . . . — Map (db m127076) HM WM

Connecticut (Windham County), Willimantic — Co.L First Inf. Memorial
Memorial In Grateful Memory of the Heroic Service of The Men of Co.L. First Inf. Conn. National Guard (Transferred to 102nd Inf. 26th Div. and Other Units) Who Went From This Armory July 7, 1917 And Upheld the Highest Ideals Of Our . . . — Map (db m140520) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Willimantic — Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the Memory of U.S. Merchant Marine World War II Veterans December 7, 1941 – August 15, 1945 Willimantic, Connecticut — Map (db m140523) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Willimantic — Polish National Home World War II Monument
Roll of Honor Dedicated to the Members of the Polish National Home Who Served in the Armed Forces Of Our Country in World War II Stanley Andrychowski · Stephen Baronsky · John Baran · Joseph Bednaczyk · Anthony Bajger · George Breault · . . . — Map (db m140527) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Willimantic — Thread City Crossing
The frogs upon this bridge recount the celebrated Windham Frog Fight 0f 1754. The spools represent Willimantic’s historic prominence in cotton thread manufacture. David E. Phillips, an inspirational teacher and writer suggested the decorative . . . — Map (db m140528) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Willimantic — White Eagle World War II Monument
Roll of Honor Dedicated to the Members of the White Eagle American Citizens Club Who Served in the Armed Forces Of Our Country in World War II Joseph Andrychowski · Stanley Andrychowski · John J. Andrychowski · Stephen Baronsky · John Baran . . . — Map (db m140525) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Willimantic — Windham Tercentenary
Town of Windham May 12, 1692     May 12, 1992 We dedicate this plaque to the citizens of the Town of Windham, in commemoration of the three hundredth anniversary celebration of the incorporation of the Town of Windham on May 12, 1692; and in . . . — Map (db m140692) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Willimantic — Windham World War I Monument
In Commemoration of The Patriotism and Valor of the Officers and Men of Windham Who Served Their Country and Humanity In the World War 1917   1919 In The Hour of Their Country’s Need They Went Forth to Meet Toil, Privation and . . . — Map (db m140690) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Windham — Charter Oak Sapling
Windham Center School Planted a Charter Oak Sapling with a time capsule, April 14, 1944 Plaque given by Anne Wood Elderkin Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 2013 — Map (db m140317) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Windham — Dr. Chester Hunt Office
Dr. Chester Hunt Office This former sheriff’s office was built circa 1790. Originally it stood behind the sheriff Shuebel Abbe House Located at the south end of the green. Dr. Hunt (1789-1869) purchased the Abbe property in 1819. . . . — Map (db m140333) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Windham — The Battle of the Frogs
1758   1924 This Tablet Erected by the Anne Wood Elderkin Chapter D.A.R. To Commemorate the Legend of The Battle of the Frogs — Map (db m140009) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Windham — Willimantic Veterans Council Memorial
Erected Through the Efforts of the Greater Willimantic Veterans Council to Commemorate the Memory of Veterans of All Wars 1972 — Map (db m140315) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Windham — Windham
The area which became Windham was a part of Joshúa's Tract, bequeathed to Captain John Mason and other Norwich men in a will dated February 29, 1675, by Mohegan Indian chief Joshua, son of Uncas. The gift included land in the present towns of . . . — Map (db m140008) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Windham — Windham Center Cemetery
This Section of the Windham Center Cemetery South of the Old Riding Lane, Presented to the Town of Windham October 1941 In Memory of Rose. M. Crandall Have faith; and put away all doubts and fears Your dear one waits beyond eternal . . . — Map (db m140306) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Windham — Windham Free Library
This Plaque is Dedicated to the Windham Free Library On the Occasion of its 100th Anniversary September 1897 – September 1997 — Map (db m140331) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Windham — Windham Vietnam Memorial
In Grateful Tribute to the Men from The Town of Windham Who Died in Vietnam Mar. 29, 1943   John F. Shea   Mar. 9, 1964 Jan. 6, 1945   Gerald D. Boyd   June 21, 1967 Aug. 31, 1947   Henry W. Bernard   July 29, 1967 May 4, 1945   Robert E. . . . — Map (db m140693) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Windham — Windham World War II Monument
Dedicated by the People of Windham Center In Honor of Those Who Sacrificed and Served in World War II ★Peter L. Dubina · ★Richard E. Smith · ★Joseph A. Martel · ★Noel Sonnichsen Charles S. Anderson · Derwin P. . . . — Map (db m140330) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Woodstock — Henry C. Bowen House
Henry C. Bowen House has been designated a National Historic Landmark This Building Possesses National Significance In Commemorating the History of the United States of America 1992 National Park Service United States . . . — Map (db m141607) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Woodstock — North Woodstock Village CornersWoodstock Tercentenary (1686 - 1986)
The intersection of two turnpikes brought about the growth of this settlement known for many years as Village Corners. The Norwich and Woodstock Turnpike began in 1801 to carry traffic northward to the Massachusetts line. About 1827 . . . — Map (db m123732) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Woodstock — Plaine HillWoodstock Tercentenary (1686 - 1986)
Front John Eliot and Daniel Gookin visited “Wabquisset” in 1674 to preach to upward of one hundred and fifty Indians. Soon after, King Philip''s war broke out and by August 1675, Captain Nathaniel Thomas of Providence . . . — Map (db m123515) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Woodstock — Pulpit Rock RoadWoodstock Tercentenary (1686 - 1986)
Just south of here, Pulpit Rock Road joins Old Hall Road briefly and then turns west as a mostly unpaved road. Not far beyond the turn stands Pulpit Rock. This part of the road formed a small segment of the Connecticut path, which was part of . . . — Map (db m123727) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Woodstock — Quasset School
1748 – 1943 Moved to present site 1954 Built 1854 America’s oldest schoolhouse in regular use “Sacred to the beginning of America Education” — Map (db m123514) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Woodstock — Red-White SchoolWoodstock Tercentenary (1686 - 1986)
In 1690, Woodstock appointed its first school master and built a school in 1704. The first school to serve this, The "West Parish" was constructed in 1734. Tradition says that a red school house formerly stood on this site. About 1873 . . . — Map (db m122557) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Woodstock — South WoodstockWoodstock Tercentenary (1686 - 1986)
Front The industry of northeastern Connecticut had its earliest beginnings in this area, Soon after arriving in 1686 the early settlers built a sawmill on a small brook running into the “Great Lake.” Later several . . . — Map (db m123797) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Woodstock — The Woodstock AcademyWoodstock Tercentenary (1686 - 1986)
Front In 1801, The town of Woodstock gave land "on the common north of The Meeting House” for the first simple Academy building, founded by The Reverend Eliphalet Lyman, John McClellan, and others of the first ecclesiastical . . . — Map (db m123798) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Woodstock — Town of Woodstock War Memorial I
(front) In honor of those who served their Country in its struggles for liberty, justice and humanity 1775 Revolutionary War 1783 1812 War of 1812 1814 1846 War with Mexico 1848 1861 Civil War 1865 1898 Spanish America . . . — Map (db m123854) WM
Connecticut (Windham County), Woodstock — Town of Woodstock War Memorials
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Connecticut (Windham County), Woodstock — Woodstock
Front Near this place, in 1636, Thomas Hooker and his party may have passed by way of the Connecticut Path, going to settle what is now Hartford. In 1674 John Eliot, Apostle to the Indians, Pastor of the First Church in Roxbury, . . . — Map (db m123401) HM

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