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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Middlesex County, Connecticut

Clickable Map of Middlesex County, Connecticut and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Middlesex County, CT (145) Hartford County, CT (437) New Haven County, CT (356) New London County, CT (289) Suffolk County, NY (474)  MiddlesexCounty(145) Middlesex County (145)  HartfordCounty(437) Hartford County (437)  NewHavenCounty(356) New Haven County (356)  NewLondonCounty(289) New London County (289)  SuffolkCountyNew York(474) Suffolk County (474)
Middletown is the county seat for Middlesex County
Adjacent to Middlesex County, Connecticut
      Hartford County (437)  
      New Haven County (356)  
      New London County (289)  
      Suffolk County, New York (474)  
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1Connecticut, Middlesex County, Centerbrook — Essex Veterans Memorial
World War I ★Anderson, Edward A. · Antonson, Theodore A. · Babcock, Leman e. · ★Babcock, Lloyd D. · Barbaresi, Frank · Baroni, Joseph R. · Baroni, Louis J. · Beebe, Orville N. · Berg, Albin · Blair, Walter D. · Blair, William G. · . . . Map (db m100243) HM
2Connecticut, Middlesex County, Centerbrook — Essex Veterans Monument
Yesterday, Today And Forever We Remember All Who Served Our Country In The Cause Of Liberty Dedicated November 11, 1987 Essex Veterans Memorial HallMap (db m100240) WM
3Connecticut, Middlesex County, Chester — Chester
Chester Chester is located on land known as Pattaconk or Pattyquounck in Indian deeds of the 1660's. Settled largely by families from Saybrook, it became the Fourth Ecclesiastical Society of the Saybrook Congregational Church in 1740 and was . . . Map (db m100313) HM
4Connecticut, Middlesex County, Chester — Chester Veterans Monument
There Was A Time When The World Asked Ordinary People To Do Extraordinary Things To The Man and Women of Chester Who Served Our Country Dedicated May 2004 ( left panel ) World War II Kern, Frederick A. • Walden, Francis . . . Map (db m65998) WM
5Connecticut, Middlesex County, Chester — Chester World War I Monument
In Honor Of The Men Of Chester Who Served In The World War 1917 - - - 1918 Abbey Raymond C. • Bailey Charles F. • Beckwith Willis A. • Berg Albert • Bergonzi Joseph • Bickerton Charles W. • Bocksruth John H. • Bole John J. • Brooks Malcolm G. • . . . Map (db m66000) WM
6Connecticut, Middlesex County, Chester — Chester World War II – Korea Memorial
Honoring All Who Served World War II   1941 1946 These Gave Their Lives George A. Butler • Allen W. Burton • Theodore P. Dreher • Arthur Going • Philip H. Kern • Anthony P. Narducci • Harold M. Perry • Richard L. Turner • George E. Watrous • . . . Map (db m65999) WM
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7Connecticut, Middlesex County, Chester — Chester-Hadlyme Ferry — Second Oldest Ferry on the Connecticut River
For over two hundred years the Chester-Hadlyme Ferry has provided public transportation at this site. The first crossing was initiated by Johnathan Warner of Chester in 1769. Known as Warner's Ferry, it was privately operated until 1877 when it . . . Map (db m61345) HM
8Connecticut, Middlesex County, Clinton — A Seafaring Town
A Seafaring Town You are standing beside the Indian River in the heart of the 1663 settlement of Killingworth, sited on its protective harbor. In 1838, the shoreline portion parted from northern Killingworth and became Clinton. Shipbuilding . . . Map (db m100187) HM
9Connecticut, Middlesex County, Clinton — Abraham Pierson
In Honor of The Good and Learned Abraham Pierson First President of Yale College 1701-1707 Pastor of Killingworth Church Now Clinton 1694-1707 The Time of His Death Beloved and Regretted By All. ( east side ) Erected By . . . Map (db m100188) HM
10Connecticut, Middlesex County, Clinton — Charles Morgan
Charles Morgan Founder of Morgan School 1871 Erected 1874Map (db m100189) HM
11Connecticut, Middlesex County, Clinton — Clinton
Clinton Settled in 1663 and then known as Homonoscitt Plantation, this shoreline and rural community soon thereafter was given the name Kenilworth and later Killingworth. In 1735 the First and Second Ecclesiastical Societies were established being . . . Map (db m100158) HM
12Connecticut, Middlesex County, Clinton — Clinton Soldiers Monument
Erected by The Women’s Relief Corps and the citizens of Clinton in memory of the soldiers and sailors who fought to preserve the Union. 1861 – 1865 For the dead a tribute, for the living a memory, for posterity an emblem of . . . Map (db m100190) WM
13Connecticut, Middlesex County, Clinton — Clinton Veterans Monument
The People Of Clinton Honor Those Who Served Their Country These Are They That Gave Their Lives · · That Men Might Live In Freedom World War I Kozlik, Henry · Stevens, Giles F. · Hilliard, Howard G. World War II Burnes, Edward J. · Jones, . . . Map (db m100159) WM
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14Connecticut, Middlesex County, Clinton — Field of Flags
Dedicated to all of the men and women Who gave their lives For our country Beneath this plaque are the ashes from 600 retired American Flags More than 500 of these flags served in the “Field of Flags”, each one . . . Map (db m100186) WM
15Connecticut, Middlesex County, Clinton — This Cannon
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16Connecticut, Middlesex County, Clinton — Yale College
The Earliest Senior Classes Of Yale College Were Taught Near This Spot By Rector Abraham Pierson 1701 to 1707 ( inscribed around the top ) I Give These Books For Founding A College ( back ) In Memoriam Abraham Pierson . . . Map (db m100160) HM
17Connecticut, Middlesex County, Cromwell — Cromwell
Cromwell This area was settled in 1650 as a rural-farming community known as Middletown Upper Houses. It was incorporated and named Cromwell in 1851. The 18th century saw a thriving riverport. followed by brownstone quarrying and several factories . . . Map (db m99538) HM
18Connecticut, Middlesex County, Cromwell — Cromwell World War I Monument
Erected in Honor of The World War Veterans by The Citizens Of Cromwell 1925 Helen Abel · Jessie T Abel · Amato Giovanni · Anderson Harry J · Anderson Albert C · Anderson Carl A · Anderson Thomas E · Austin Millard B · Barrows Cadella I . . . Map (db m99539) WM
19Connecticut, Middlesex County, Cromwell — Middletown Upper Houses
Middletown Upper Houses 1650 Founders 1650 — 1680 John Clark · Samuel Hall · John Kirby · Anthony Martin · Thomas Renney · David Sage · John Savage · Samuel Stocking · Thomas Stow · John Warner · Nathaniel White · John Wilcox . . . Map (db m99547) HM
20Connecticut, Middlesex County, Deep River — Columbia — Deep River Roll of Honor
Columbia, painted by C.D. Batchelor, Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, was dedicated by Gov. Raymond Baldwin in Nov. 1943 on the library grounds. By 1969 weather-time had caused decay in the wooden frame. A committee was formed to relocate and . . . Map (db m65684) HM WM
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21Connecticut, Middlesex County, Deep River — Deep River Roll Of Honor - World War I
Deep River Roll Of Honor - World War I 1917 – 1918 Ahlstrin, Elmer • Bahr, Herman G. • Bartman, Kenneth E. • Berg, Albin • Berg, Gustaf R. • Berg, Philip • Berg, Hjalmer • Berdensey, Arthur • Bsong, Michael • Bowie, Edward • Caples, Jesse . . . Map (db m65948) WM
22Connecticut, Middlesex County, Deep River — Deep River Veterans Memorial
Deep River Roll Of Honor Our Country Tis Of Thee ( left panel ) Korea 25 Jun 1950   31 Jan 1955 John J Ziobron • Oscar A Buracchi • Donald G Hines • Vincent E Nucci • David C Turner • Anthony E Calarco • Robert C Benson • Richard H . . . Map (db m135523) WM
23Connecticut, Middlesex County, Deep River — In Memoriam
In Memoriam Erected By The Citizens of This Town In Honor Of Her Patriotic Men and Women Who Served Their Country In Time of War To The Dead - A Tribute To The Living - A Memory To Posterity – An Emblem Of Loyalty To The . . . Map (db m65949) WM
24Connecticut, Middlesex County, Deep River — Piano Works
This Property Has been Listed in the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m100246) HM
25Connecticut, Middlesex County, Deep River — The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad Led by George Read, Founder of the Town’s Ivory Industry, Deep River Became Known in the Nineteenth Century as "All Abolitionist" and a Refuge for Runaway Slaves on the Underground Railroad. In 1828, Daniel Fisher, a . . . Map (db m100312) HM
26Connecticut, Middlesex County, Deep River — Veterans Memorial Lane
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27Connecticut, Middlesex County, Deep River — We Honor the Elephant
We Honor the Elephant During the 1800’s Deep River was the center of America’s ivory trade. Elephant tusks from Africa were brought to Deep River landing for local factories to make piano keys, combs, buttons, and billiard balls. Up to 100,000 . . . Map (db m100244) HM
28Connecticut, Middlesex County, Durham — American Legion Post 184 Memorial
1949     1991 Post 184 Durham American legion Dedicated to the Men and Women of The Total Force Who Supported and Defended the Constitution of the United States and the State of ConnecticutMap (db m94733) WM
29Connecticut, Middlesex County, Durham — Durham
Durham Coginchaug or “Long Swamp” was purchased from the Indians in 1673. A town plot was laid out in 1699, named Durham five years later, under a patent from King Charles II, and was confirmed by the General Assembly in 1708. It was . . . Map (db m94697) HM
30Connecticut, Middlesex County, Durham — Durham Veterans Monument
Durham Honors Those Who Served Their Country Roll of Honor To the Men of Durham who Served In The Great World War 1914 – 1919 Celso L Arrigoni • Bishop R Atwell • Walter S Blake • Percy A Camp • Kenneth W Clark • William A Gastler . . . Map (db m94731) WM
31Connecticut, Middlesex County, Durham — Moses Austin Birthplace
Here Was Born, 1761 Moses Austin Whose Plan Led To Settlement of Texas By His Son Stephen Map (db m94735) HM
32Connecticut, Middlesex County, East Haddam — East Haddam
East Haddam Incorporated 1734 This land was part of an original purchase from the Indians in 1662 for thirty coats – about $100. It included Machimoodus, “the place of noises”, so named from subterranean sounds formerly heard . . . Map (db m83886) HM
33Connecticut, Middlesex County, East Haddam — East Haddam Persian Gulf War Monument
Town of East Haddam Conn Roll of Honor Steven E. Adams • Donnie Bartunek • Charles A. Brandt • George S. Heil • John M. Kananowicz • John R. McGhie • Douglas Smith • Edward Ramsdell • William J. Rose • Gary A. Soja • John S. Wadsworth • Robert . . . Map (db m84009) WM
34Connecticut, Middlesex County, East Haddam — East Haddam Veterans Memorial
For all those who gave their lives for us. you will not be forgotten Revolutionary War (1775-1783) Stephon Ackley • Gideon Brainerd • Ichabod Champion • Daniel Ebenezer Cone 3rd • Joseph Cone • Ely Crosby • Chauncey Estabrook • Thomas Lyon • . . . Map (db m84017) WM
35Connecticut, Middlesex County, East Haddam — Goodspeed Opera House
The Restoration of the Goodspeed Opera House Completed 1965 Undertaken by The Goodspeed Opera House Foundation, Inc. (Organized 1959) Frederick Palmer, M. Arch., Design Consultant And Henry Sage Goodwin, of Schutz & Goodwin, . . . Map (db m83884) HM
36Connecticut, Middlesex County, East Haddam — Maj. Gen. Joseph Spencer
Side A 1714-1789 Near this Green was the site of the General’s Farm, Store and dwelling house Side B 1714-1789 Officer in the French & Indian and Revolutionary Wars Delegate to the Continental Congress . . . Map (db m101985) HM
37Connecticut, Middlesex County, East Haddam — Roll of Honor — 1917 - 1919
Roll of Honor 1917     1919 Dedicated in Honor of The Men of East Haddam Who Served in The Army and Navy In the World War Died in Service Louis Yindra Army Blaschik, Louis • Alexander, Robert R. • Axelrod, Samuel • . . . Map (db m31178) WM
38Connecticut, Middlesex County, East Haddam — Soldiers' Memorial
(south face) Gettysburg In Honored memory of the brave defenders of our country in its hour of peril 1861 - 1865. Erected by Charles Miller and his wife Eliza Wheeler Miller 1900. (east face) Antietam First Heavy Artillery . . . Map (db m31177) WM
39Connecticut, Middlesex County, East Hampton — Comstock Covered Bridge
Comstock Covered Bridge Built in 1873 by the Towns of Colchester and East Hampton The Comstock Covered Bridge is one of only three historic covered bridges remaining in Connecticut. With a main span 80 feet in length (measured from the faces of . . . Map (db m84109) HM
40Connecticut, Middlesex County, East Hampton — East Hampton
East Hampton Incorporated 1767 East Hampton was first settled in 1710, when Gideon Goffe and is family located in an area along the Connecticut River which later became established as the parish of Middle Haddam. Families from the locality moved . . . Map (db m84010) HM
41Connecticut, Middlesex County, Essex — British Raid 1814 — Battle Site Essex
The British Raid on Essex On April 7-8, 1814, a British raiding force of 136 sailors and marines rowed six miles up the Connecticut River from warships anchored in Long Island Sound to attack American shipping in Essex, then known as . . . Map (db m183087) HM
42Connecticut, Middlesex County, Essex — Early Essex Village
At the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century, this area served as the village center. The well-equipped general store owned by Ebenezer Hayden and the surrounding businesses of the Pratt Smithy, a bake house two doors up . . . Map (db m69410) HM
43Connecticut, Middlesex County, Essex — Essex
Originally called Potopaug by local Indians, Essex was named after England’s Essex County, whence some of its early settlers had come. As a part of Saybrook colony, the Essex area was first settled in 1648 by John Lay, William Pratt, and William . . . Map (db m65666) HM
44Connecticut, Middlesex County, Essex — Essex Square
Essex Square as we know it today did not exist until after the British attack on Essex harbor on April 8, 1814 when 28 ships were destroyed. A change in the configuration of the streets leading to the river, thanks to the building of a large, new . . . Map (db m183085) HM
45Connecticut, Middlesex County, Essex — Hills Academy
Essex was beginning to come into its own in 1832 when this building, known as Hills Academy, was built. Twelve years before, the new Borough of Essex, previously known as Potapoug Quarter, was set apart from the town of Saybrook. A letter dated . . . Map (db m69413) HM
46Connecticut, Middlesex County, Essex — It Happened Here! — Historic Essex Waterfront
While a lot has changed since this 1881 “Birds-Eye-View” of Essex, a lot has remained the same including most of the houses along Main Street. Originally known as Pettipaug, Essex was first settled in 1648. It became a colonial seaport . . . Map (db m69414) HM
47Connecticut, Middlesex County, Essex — The Onrust
The Onrust is a replica of one of the first sailing ships built in the New World and the first European vessel to explore the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound. On his fourth voyage to the New World (1613–1614), Dutch explorer Adriaen . . . Map (db m183090) HM
48Connecticut, Middlesex County, Essex — Warship Oliver Cromwell
Here Was Built The Oliver Cromwell Connecticut Warship In the Revolution 1776Map (db m65667) HM
49Connecticut, Middlesex County, Haddam — Haddam
Haddam In 1660 the General Court received a petition of “Severall members of this Collony prsenting their desires unto this Court of setling a Plantation at 30 Miles Island;” whereupon, a committee to view the land was appointed and . . . Map (db m66162) HM
50Connecticut, Middlesex County, Haddam — Site Of Haddam Town Hall
Site Of Haddam Town Hall 1829 – 1929 Middlesex County Court House 1823 – 1896 Granite Lodge No. 119. & A.F. & A.M. 1896 – 1929 Burned February 12, 1929Map (db m66163) HM
51Connecticut, Middlesex County, Haddam — Thirty Mile Island Plantation Burying Ground
The Burying Ground Of Thirty Mile Island Plantation 1662 And The Site Of The Second Meeting House 1721 - 1771Map (db m66165) HM
52Connecticut, Middlesex County, Higganum — Haddam Veterans Monument
( south face ) In Honor Of The Men From Haddam Who Served In The World War And In Memory Of Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice Gustaf A. Andeen • Carl H. Anderson • Robert Anderson • Walter F. Bailey • John Bard • Joseph . . . Map (db m66207) WM
53Connecticut, Middlesex County, Ivoryton — Ivoryton
Ivoryton Originally part of the Saybrook colony, the area now known as Ivoryton was annexed with the newly formed Essex in 1859. Thought of as the “wild country,” it soon developed into a prosperous manufacturing village. In the late . . . Map (db m100239) HM
54Connecticut, Middlesex County, Killingworth — Killingworth
Killingworth In 1663 the General Court in Hartford founded the plantation of Hammonasset, encompassing the present-day towns of Killingworth and Clinton. The Court named the town Kenilworth in 1667 after the birthplace in England of Edward . . . Map (db m100152) HM
55Connecticut, Middlesex County, Killingworth — Killingworth Veterans Monument
( south side ) George A. Butter · George H. Cook · George Elovzin · Henry Gutt · Elville L. Harris · Albert E. Hartmann · Walter E. Hartmann · Norman M. Hatch · Eugene Huetter · Frank Kroupa · William Kroupa · George M. Keller · William . . . Map (db m100154) WM
56Connecticut, Middlesex County, Killingworth — PFC Jack H. Curry USMC
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57Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middlefield — Charter Oak Tree
Charter Oak Tree The White Oak Tree in front of this monument was presented to the Town of Middlefield by the State of Connecticut in appreciation of John Lyman for his participation in he State Constitutional Convention of 1965. The Tre is a . . . Map (db m94841) HM
58Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middlefield — Congregational Church Bell
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59Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middlefield — Middlefield
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 . . . Map (db m94752) HM
60Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middlefield — Middlefield 9/11 Memorial
This Piece Of Steel Once Part Of The North Tower Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Those Who Lost Their Lives On Sept. 11, 2001 Dedicated Sept. 11, 2011 Tenth AnniversaryMap (db m94842) HM
61Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middlefield — Middlefield Honor Roll
Middlefield Honor Roll These Sought Not Glory But Their Country’s Good Adams Elwood R. • Barrett Ralph N. • Bell William • Brown Wilder C. • Brown Jay A. • Burnham Charles N. Jr. • Burnham Laurence G. • Coe E. Holloway • Cotter Charles E. • . . . Map (db m94849) WM
62Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middlefield — Middlefield-Rockfall Vietnam War Monument
Dedicated to Those Who Answered Their Country’s Call Middlefield-Rockfall during the Vietnam War Jan. 1964 – July 4, 1975 * Malcolm, John D. Alford, Robert S. • Alford, William D. • Antonucci, David J. • Aresco, Sebastian J. • . . . Map (db m94851) HM
63Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middlefield — Middlefield-Rockfall World War II and Korean Conflict Monument
Dedicated to the Men and Women of the Community of Middlefield-Rockfall Who Devotedly Served Their Country in World War II and the Korean Conflict Applegate, George H. Jr. • Arabasz, John • Arabasz, Joseph • Arabasz, Stephen • Augeri, Frank • . . . Map (db m94850) WM
64Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middlefield — Site of Old Town Hall
Site Of Old Town Hall Land Purchased And Given To Town In 1892 By Members Of Middlefield Grange For A Town Hall Building Dedicated And Used By Grange Mar. 16, 1894 – June 6, 1964Map (db m94843) HM
65Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — 24th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers Monument
Erected by Members of the 24th Regiment C.V. Citizens of Middletown and State of Connecticut 1904 [ Inscribed in granite on the column ] Port Hudson Irish Bend Baton Rouge Donaldsonville 2nd Brigade 4th Div 19th Army Corps . . . Map (db m24210) HM
66Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — Bigelow Tavern
Near this spot in 1760 stood Timothy Bigelow's tavern, where travellers and local people gathered to drink rum, trade stories, and oonduct business. In 1776, Bigelow died suddenly, leaving his wife Elizabeth with four children to support. Widow . . . Map (db m98602) HM
67Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — Commodore Thomas Macdonough
Commodore Thomas Macdonough Victor at Lake Champlain Sept. 11, 1814 Born Dec. 31, 1783   Died Nov. 10, 1825 Buried in Riverside Cemetery Placed by Wadsworth Chapter D.A.R. 1932Map (db m94209) HM
68Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — Congregation Adath Israel
Rose Schwartzbuch had been in the United States seven years when she married Harry L. Shapiro in 1911, one of the first weddings to be held at Middletown's newly formed Congregation Adath Israel, then located on Union Street. The bridal couple, . . . Map (db m98688) HM
69Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — Danforth Pewter Shop
In 1756, this simple structure was the birthplace of one of New England's leading craft dynasties, the Danforth family of pewterers. For nearly a century, three generations of Danforth men fashioned everything from plain plates to graceful . . . Map (db m98550) HM
70Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — deKoven House Community Center
1782 deKoven House Community Center 1942 Middletown, Connecticut 1748 John Lewis deKoven 1821 Founder 1871 Clarence Seymour Wadsworth 1941 Donor Dedicated to the deKoven and Wadsworth families who loved this house and developed . . . Map (db m100314) HM
71Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — Founders Rock
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 . . . Map (db m94206) HM
72Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — Henry Clay Work
“Hurrah! Hurrah! We bring the Jubilee. Hurrah! Hurrah! The flag that makes you free! Se we sang the chorus from Atlanta to the sea, While we were marching through Georgia”     “Marching through Georgia,” by Henry . . . Map (db m68012) HM
73Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — In Honor Of Our Fallen Comrades — 43rd Infantry Division
( south side ) Connecticut In Honor Of Our Fallen Comrades ( upper plaque ) 43rd Infantry Division Insignia March 1923 – September 1997 Units With Lineage to the 43rd Served in the Following: Revolutionary War . . . Map (db m100091) WM
74Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — Jehosaphat Starr House
This fine post-and-beam house has been home to numerous prominent Middletown figures since it was originally built in the 1750s. In 1777, Jehosaphat Starr, Jr. left this house, his birthplace, to become a Revolutionary War soldier. Within a few . . . Map (db m98677) HM
75Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — John L. Levitow Memorial Lane
John L. Levitow Memorial Lane Dedicated - November 28, 2000 In Memory of: Sergeant John L. Levitow, U.S. Air Force Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient “For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his . . . Map (db m100151) WM
76Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — Middletown
Middletown The area known as Mattabesett, home of the Wangunk Indian tribe, was settled by English colonists from Hartford and Wethersfield in 1650. Situated at the big bend in the Connecticut River, it was named Middletown because it lay halfway . . . Map (db m67814) HM
77Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — Middletown and the Civil War
By the end of the Civil War, one of every nine Middletown men wearing the Union uniform was dead. They included young David Lincoln, who gave his life in the Battle of Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862. More than 900 soldiers and sailors . . . Map (db m98603) HM
78Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — Middletown and the Connecticut River
If you stood here in the late 1700s looking east toward the Connecticut River a forest of ship masts would bob before your eyes. On docks lining the riverside, sailors and merchants bustled back and forth to tall ships which had just arrived in . . . Map (db m98549) HM
79Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — Middletown Honor Roll
( left tablet ) Acaglia Frank T. • Acerboni Ernest A. • Acheson Dean G. • Adamski John • Adamson Ernest L. • Adorno Vincenzo • Agostino Everisto • Ahern Joseph W. • Ahern Maurice J. • Ahlberg Carl A. • Ahlberg Carl L. • Ahlberg Eric A. • . . . Map (db m68014) WM
80Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — Middletown in the 1600s
The Wangunks, Native American people, lived here at the great bend in the Connecticut River for countless generations before the first Europeans arrived. The Wangunks called their home Mattabeseck. Here they lived in communities of round-topped . . . Map (db m98585) HM
81Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — Middletown in the 1700s
Middletown entered its golden era during the 1700s. By 1750, a century after its settlement, Middletown was the most populous and one of the richest towns in Connecticut. The town owed its size and prosperity primarily to maritime trade. At . . . Map (db m98586) HM
82Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — Middletown in the 1800s
The 1800s brought enormous change to Middletown, transforming its economy, its culture, and the very face of its people. The changes began in 1807, when hostilities between the United States and Great Britain led Thomas Jefferson to ban . . . Map (db m98587) HM
83Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — Middletown in the 1900s
The 20 century transformed Middletown as completely as the previous one had. The stream of immigrants that began in the mid-1800s now became a flood. Between 1900 and 1910, Middletown's population grew from 17,464 to 21,000 – a 20 percent . . . Map (db m98588) HM
84Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — Middletown Korea Vietnam Monument
Korea 1950 1955 Vietnam 1961 1975 Beyond the Far Pacific to the Rim of Asia they went – Twice in a Generation – To risk all for Honor and Freedom [back] “You Are Not Forgotten” Sp4 . . . Map (db m24208) WM
85Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — Middletown Soldiers Monument
Honor To The Brave Their Heroic Valor Ensures Our Lasting Peace Erected By The Town Of Middletown To The Memory Of Her Fallen Sons 1874 ( north face ) Died in service George Barrett. 1st H Art H June 12 ’61 Philadelphia • John . . . Map (db m65484) WM
86Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — Middletown World War I Monument
[ West plaque ] 1917 The World War 1918 In Grateful Remberance Of The Soldiers and Sailors From Middletown Who Died in the Service of Their Country On These Battlefields Or on the High Seas Or by the Pestilence . . . Map (db m24206) HM
87Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — Middletown World War II Monument
World War II 1941 – 1945 Their devotion and sacrifices contributed to final victory Dedicated to the men and women of Middletown who served in the Armed Forces of their Country in time of war [inscribed on the tablet . . . Map (db m24205) HM
88Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — Near This Site In 1750
Near This Site In 1750 The foundations were laid for Middletowns first Protestant Episcopal Church. This building, completed in 1755, was named Christ Church. The predecessor of the Church of the Holy Trinity. In this church the Right Reverend . . . Map (db m68011) HM
89Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — Old City Hall Bell
This bell was originally part of the clock located in the old city hall tower at 255 Main Street. In 1958, the municipal building was erected at this site. In a joint venture, the city administration appropriated and various citizens donated . . . Map (db m98555) HM
90Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — Russell House
In 1818, 29-year-old Samuel Russell set sail for Canton, China, to become a merchant in the China trade – and to make his fortune. Within a decade. Russell and Company was a leading firm among American importers, and Samuel Russell was a . . . Map (db m98679) HM
91Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — Russell Library
Bbr>Within these brownstone walls, choirs sang hymns, teenagers learned astronomy, and – eventually – Middletown residents of all ages borrowed books. Although this building has housed the Russell Library for well over a century, it . . . Map (db m71116) HM
92Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — Settling Middletown
About 1650, a handful of English colonists began settling Middletown – then called by its Native American name, Mattabesseck or Mattabesett. The first colonists did not come directly from England, but from early New England settlements like . . . Map (db m98604) HM
93Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — St. John Church — And the Irish Immigrants
The potato famine that ravaged Ireland in the late 1840s brought poverty and starvation to the Irish people. To survive, more than a million Irish fled their home coming to America on vessels so crowded and disease-ridden that they were termed . . . Map (db m98606) HM
94Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — St. Sebastian Church — And the Italian Immigrants
Immigrants from Italy settled in Middletown as early as the 1860s, and for several decades the Italian population here increased slowly. Then, at the turn of the 20th century, the trickle of immigrants became a virtual flood. Hundreds of families . . . Map (db m98687) HM
95Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — The Abolitionist Movement
On this site, on a spring evening in 1834, a violent mob descended on a small group of Middletown residents who had come together to work towards abolishing slavery. The abolitionists, both black and white citizens, were members of the newly . . . Map (db m71118) HM
96Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — The deKoven House
Middletown became of the richest towns in all New England in the 1700s. during that time, thousands of ships loaded with local products like lumber, barrels, horses, pigs, corn, butter, and beef. The ships sailed down the Connecticut River and . . . Map (db m98690) HM
97Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — The Freedom Church
About 1828, a handful of Middletown's black residents gathered to worship in the home of Asa Jeffrey, a sea man who lived on Cross Street almost opposite here. The group formed the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Middletown's first black . . . Map (db m98689) HM
98Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — The General Mansfield House
The battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day of the Civil War, began early on the morning of September 17, 1862, in Sharpsburg, Maryland. Joseph Mansfield, a 58-year-old general in the Union army, waited anxiously for the signal to lead his ten . . . Map (db m98542) HM
99Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — The Wangunks and Indian Hill
From the peak of the grassy hill behind these gates, Sowheag, leader of the Wangunks, could see for miles, observing the round-topped wigwams of his people in small settlements on both sides of the Connecticut River. The Wangunks called this area . . . Map (db m98684) HM
100Connecticut, Middlesex County, Middletown — Washington Green
Each of the maple trees that form the "Road of Remembrance" on Washington Green honor a Middletown soldier or sailor who gave his life in World War I. Middletown citizens planted 33 trees on November 14, 1920 to commemorate the city's fallen sons. . . . Map (db m98681) HM

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