Historical Markers and War Memorials in Canton, Connecticut
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Settlement of the area later called Canton, originally part of Simsbury, began in 1737 with the erection of the Richard Case II home on East Hill. The earliest homes were constructed along “Cherry’s” brook. The settlers’ name for the . . . — — Map (db m87925) HM
Driving along Maple Avenue, circa 1915
Some early transportation at the corner of Maple Avenue & River Road, circa 1910
CNE Station on Canton Springs Road with cemetery in the background, circa 1900
Patrons of Cherry Park, off Lovely . . . — — Map (db m102376) HM
On this site, in 1778, Phoebe Humphrey protected
her home from Hessian soldiers who were part of
Burgoyne’s captured army headed for Boston.
Because of her bravery, she became the namesake
of the Collinsville Chapter of the National Society
of . . . — — Map (db m94480) HM
In honor of
the men of this town
who have served our country
in her various wars for freedom
and in grateful recognition
of their heroism
and the sacrifice they made This tablet is erected by the
Canton Soldiers Memorial . . . — — Map (db m103786) WM
Canton Veterans Memorial
In Grateful Memory Of The
Men Who Died In The Service
Of Their Country And In
Recognition To All Men
And Women Who Served
That Freedom Might Live.
This Monument Stands So
That Future Generations
Will Always . . . — — Map (db m88300) WM
From the book “Connecticut Railroads” by Turner & Jacobs. Train time at Collinsville, Connecticut on the Central New England Railway. Because the main-line track was on the outskirts of town, trains actually backed into the station. This train is . . . — — Map (db m93067) HM
Central New England Railroad had several names but started in 1871 and ended in 1927. It ran from Hartford, Connecticut to Millerton, New York. The train came into this High Street Junction (on Dyer Avenue) from Simsbury. The passenger station was . . . — — Map (db m92461) HM
Canoe Club, circa 1910- The club house was near the present-day nursery.
Note: The house in back was lost in the flood of 1955
Ice on the river, Circa 1900
View of the river from the tracks, Circa 1910
Station, circa 1911, . . . — — Map (db m92462) HM
Route 44 began as the Indian’s Northwest Path. It became the Hartford to Albany Road during the French and Indian War in order to move troops and equipment. In 1984, it became the Albany Turnpike, a toll road.
1776 House was an old home . . . — — Map (db m102423) HM
This powerhouse was built in 1935 to house a low-head, Francis-type turbine and a General Electric remote controlled generator. The turbine and generator were purchased by The Collins Company from a municipality in Lenoir, North Carolina and . . . — — Map (db m92548) HM
This building was built in 1865. Here, plows were assembled, painted, labeled and stored. By 1870, the Collins Company was producing 100 plows a day.
The introduction of the tractor and gasoline powered farm equipment eventually made hand . . . — — Map (db m93373) HM