Historical Markers and War Memorials in Avon, Connecticut
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1st Company Governor's Horse Guards
Organized Militia – State of Connecticut
20 May, 1978
This memorial is dedicated to the Horse Guardsmen who have honorably served this illustrious cavalry unit since it's founding during . . . — — Map (db m33060) HM
This area, formerly Northington or the North Parish of Farmington, was settled in 1645non land that had belonged to the Tunxis Indians. It prospered as a farming community and, in 1830, after the construction and opening of the Farmington . . . — — Map (db m33019) HM
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"No Greater Gift"
Beman, Job • Booth, Austin C • Brewer, Gilbert F • Buckley, Frederick O • Calkins, Obed H • Clark, Henry W • Evans, Henry D • Evans, Newton J . . . — — Map (db m33168) WM
Wilford Woodruff, fourth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was born 1 March 1807 in a section of Farmington, Connecticut, known as Northington (now Avon). He and his parents, Aphek and Beulah Thompson Woodruff, lived in . . . — — Map (db m92453) HM
In 1829 the Farmington Canal opened in Avon and operated until 1847. The Markers, here and across the street, show where it crossed the Albany Turnpike, now Rt. 44. They are made of the same sandstone used in in the Farmington Canal construction. — — Map (db m92442) HM