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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Barkhamsted, Connecticut

 
Clickable Map of Litchfield County, Connecticut and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Litchfield County, CT (248) Fairfield County, CT (395) Hartford County, CT (437) New Haven County, CT (356) Berkshire County, MA (149) Hampden County, MA (112) Dutchess County, NY (337)  LitchfieldCounty(248) Litchfield County (248)  FairfieldCounty(395) Fairfield County (395)  HartfordCounty(437) Hartford County (437)  NewHavenCounty(356) New Haven County (356)  BerkshireCountyMassachusetts(149) Berkshire County (149)  HampdenCounty(112) Hampden County (112)  DutchessCountyNew York(337) Dutchess County (337)
Litchfield is the county seat for Litchfield County
Barkhamsted is in Litchfield County
      Litchfield County (248)  
ADJACENT TO LITCHFIELD COUNTY
      Fairfield County (395)  
      Hartford County (437)  
      New Haven County (356)  
      Berkshire County, Massachusetts (149)  
      Hampden County, Massachusetts (112)  
      Dutchess County, New York (337)  
 
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1Connecticut (Litchfield County), Barkhamsted — Austin Hawes Memorial CampgroundFarmington River: Wild & Scenic
In this Area in the Past..... The Austin Hawes Memorial Campground is located in an area once known as the “Greenwoods,” where until the late 1700’s large pine and hemlock trees grew along the Farmington River. From 1800 to 1942 . . . Map (db m102111) HM
2Connecticut (Litchfield County), Barkhamsted — Barkhamsted
Barkhamsted Named for Barkhamsted in Hertfordshire, England, this area was part of the Western Lands granted by the proprietors of Windsor to 108 persons of that town in 1732. The first highway through the town was the New Country Road, better . . . Map (db m29849) HM
3Connecticut (Litchfield County), Barkhamsted — Barkhamsted Center Cemetery
The Barkhamsted Center Cemetery The Hollow Cemetery and the Tiffany Private Cemetery Removed from their former locations to this site. Dedicated to the memory of the known and the unknown dead. This new Barkhamsted Cemetery has . . . Map (db m29850) HM
4Connecticut (Litchfield County), Barkhamsted — Barkhamsted Lighthouse VillageA Connecticut State Archaeological Preserve
Who Lived Here ? James Chaugham (a Native American who was, according to his granddaughter, a member of the Narragansett Tribe) and his wife, Molly (of European descent), lived in a village located here for fifty years, in what became Peoples . . . Map (db m102323) HM
5Connecticut (Litchfield County), Barkhamsted — Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village Cellar HolesA Connecticut State Archaeological Preserve
About a dozen cellar holes dot the hillside of Ragged Mountain. Some, like the one before you, are clearly marked with foundations made of stone quarried from nearby bedrock, similar to the stone located directly behind this . . . Map (db m112227) HM
6Connecticut (Litchfield County), Barkhamsted — Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village CemeteryA Connecticut State Archaeological Preserve
You are now looking into the Lighthouse Village cemetery. The unmarked, upright field stones designate the final resting places of many who lived in the community, including the founding couple, James Chaugham, a Native American, and Molly . . . Map (db m102325) HM
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7Connecticut (Litchfield County), Barkhamsted — Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village Charcoal KilnsA Connecticut State Archaeological Preserve
Charcoal production was an important industry in northwestern Connecticut in the nineteenth century. Before Pennsylvania coal became readily available, the iron forges in Litchfield County were reliant upon locally produced charcoal as . . . Map (db m112226) HM
8Connecticut (Litchfield County), Barkhamsted — Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village Grind StoneA Connecticut State Archaeological Preserve
The residents of the Lighthouse community were largely self-sufficient when it came to their subsistence. Bone fragments found in their fireplaces show that they ate deer and small wild game. Gun flints (used in flint-lock rifles) and gun . . . Map (db m112198) HM
9Connecticut (Litchfield County), Barkhamsted — Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village Stone QuarryA Connecticut State Archaeological Preserve
The residents of the Lighthouse community were able to supply many of their needs here on Ragged Mountain. You saw how the foundations of some of their homes were constructed with stone; the people of the Lighthouse quarried some of that stone . . . Map (db m112229) HM
10Connecticut (Litchfield County), Barkhamsted — Barkhamsted Soldiers Memorial
[ north side ] 1776 The Tribute Of The People Of Barkhamsted To The Memory Of Her Sons And Daughters Who Fought To Establish Defend And Preserve The Nation --- Erected 1897 [ lower plaque ] World War . . . Map (db m29847) WM
11Connecticut (Litchfield County), Barkhamsted — Camp White
To honor the men of Camp White Company 106 established 1934 Civilian Conservation Corps 1933-1942 created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt renewing the country’s natural resources and challenging the human spirit of . . . Map (db m102082) HM
12Connecticut (Litchfield County), Barkhamsted — Civilian Conservation Corps Fire Ponds
Created to ease the financial strains of the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC, employed over 3,000,000 young men nationwide between 1933-1942. The 21 camps in Connecticut provided barrack-style food and housing along with . . . Map (db m140638) HM
13Connecticut (Litchfield County), Barkhamsted — Demonstration Charcoal Mound
Careful inspection of the ground behind this sign reveals a raised circular mound about 30 feet in diameter, surrounded by a narrow, circular depression. The unnatural shape and bits of charcoal under the leaf layer are the telltale signs of an old . . . Map (db m141061) HM
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14Connecticut (Litchfield County), Barkhamsted — Henry Robinson Buck
Dedicated to Henry Robinson Buck 1876-1934 whose friendly nature and work for public recreational areas endeared him to all his associates. This trail was located by him and built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. . . . Map (db m102032) HM
15Connecticut (Litchfield County), Barkhamsted — Hollow Church Bell
[ right plaque ] This bell hung in the Hollow Church which was relocated during construction of the Compensating Reservoir. It was cast in Hartford, CT in 1834. [ left plaque ] Dedicated 1997 These boulders were provided by . . . Map (db m29848) HM
16Connecticut (Litchfield County), Barkhamsted — Peoples State Forest
This portion of the Peoples Forest was given by the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution 1929 Near this spot was the site of an Indian Village Map (db m93827) HM
17Connecticut (Litchfield County), Barkhamsted — Squire's Tavern
[ panel 1 ] Welcome to Squire's Tavern Home to the Barkhamsted Historical Society and the Farmington River Coordinating Committee The Barkhamsted Historical Society Squire's Tavern, like the nearby river, has a story to . . . Map (db m31204) HM
18Connecticut (Litchfield County), Barkhamsted — The Charcoal Industry
Imagine Northwest Connecticut completely bare of trees. In 30-40 year cycles, from the 1700s to the 1920s, entire hillsides of young trees were cut and cleared. This wood was made into charcoal, the preferred fuel of Connecticut’s brick, iron and . . . Map (db m140780) HM
 
 
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Dec. 6, 2022