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
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
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
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
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