“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Essex, 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 (432) New Haven County, CT (355) New London County, CT (289) Suffolk County, NY (473)  MiddlesexCounty(145) Middlesex County (145)  HartfordCounty(432) Hartford County (432)  NewHavenCounty(355) New Haven County (355)  NewLondonCounty(289) New London County (289)  SuffolkCountyNew York(473) Suffolk County (473)
Middletown is the county seat for Middlesex County
Essex is in Middlesex County
      Middlesex County (145)  
      Hartford County (432)  
      New Haven County (355)  
      New London County (289)  
      Suffolk County, New York (473)  
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1Connecticut (Middlesex County), Essex — British Raid 1814Battle 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
2Connecticut (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
3Connecticut (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
4Connecticut (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
5Connecticut (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
6Connecticut (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
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7Connecticut (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
8Connecticut (Middlesex County), Essex — Warship Oliver Cromwell
Here Was Built The Oliver Cromwell Connecticut Warship In the Revolution 1776Map (db m65667) HM
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Oct. 4, 2022