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Birthplace of Nathan Hale Marker image, Touch for more information
By Brandon D Cross, September 17, 2019
Birthplace of Nathan Hale Marker
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — Birthplace of Nathan HaleHale Memorial
Durable stone preserve the monumental record Nathan Hale Esq. a Capt. in the army of the United States who was born June 6th, 1755 and received the first honors of Yale College Sept. 1773 resign’d his life a sacrifice to his . . . — Map (db m141044) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — Booth and Dimock Memorial Library
Booth and Dimock Memorial Library The Booth an. Dimock Memorial Library, was dedicated on Friday, October 24, 1913. The Construction of this new building in 1912 was the result of a $40,000 bequest by Henry Dimock in memory of his grandfather, Rev. . . . — Map (db m142431) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — Captain Nathan Hale
Captain Nathan Hale June 6, 1755 - September 22, 1776 “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my Country” — Map (db m140697) HM WM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — Captain Nathan Hale Monument
Captain Nathan Hale 1776 Born at Coventry June 6, 1755 I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country Died at New York Sep 22, 1776 — Map (db m12219) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — Connecticut Vietnam Veterans Memorial
1959   1975 All Gave Some   Some Gave All John M Ainsworth Jr. · Antonio L Alho · Richard D Ambruso · Martin W Anderson · Everett L Anderson · Stuart M Andrews · Allen C Argenta · Arthur Jr. Artkop · Ronald A Ashe · Lester R Atherden · Charles . . . — Map (db m142438) WM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — Coventry
Side 1 This land was known to the Indians as Wonggumbaug – “crooked pond” from the curved shape of the large body of water within the present town limits. It was set off in 1706 to be divided by deedholders from . . . — Map (db m140597) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — Coventry Veterans Memorial
In Grateful Memory Of those men of Coventry who gave themselves unreservedly in the hour of their country’s need Among them was Nathan Hale all might have echoed his immortal words “I only regret that I have but one life . . . — Map (db m140941) WM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — Coventry Vietnam Memorial
Coventry Remembers The Courage, Sacrifice and Devotion To Duty and Country Of its Vietnam Veterans Killed In Action Chap. Maj. Roger W. Heinz LCPL. Michael A. Machie Died In Service PVT. Robert H. Nothnick SP4. . . . — Map (db m140943) WM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — Coventry World War II Memorial
Roll Of Honor In Honor Of The Men And Women Of Coventry Who Served Our Country In World War II This Memorial Was Made Possible By The Citizens Of The Town Of Coventry ★ Merrick Aborn ★ Eugene F. Edgerson ★ John Jones . . . — Map (db m144520) WM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — E.A. Tracy Wool Extract and Shoddy MillCirca 1880 - 1929
A mill complex, consisting of 15 buildings, existed at this site which reprocessed used fabrics for the production of inexpensive woolen cloth. The stone ruins and two nearby brick buildings are all that remains of this . . . — Map (db m142387) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — French Army Memorial
1781 This memorial was erected by the citizens of Coventry to pay tribute to the valor of General Rochambeau and the soldiers of his French Army who fought for American Independence. Seven of those courageous soldiers died while on . . . — Map (db m140779) HM WM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — Holy GroveNathan Hale Memorial
This triangular plot was planted with sugar maples set in rows A.D. 1812 by David Hale, nephew of Nathan Hale the Patriot - for more than a Century it has been called “Holy Grove” A brotherhood of venerable trees . . . — Map (db m141042) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — KoreaJune 27, 1950 – January 31, 1955
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Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — Nathan Hale Cemetery
Nathan Hale Cemetery The Nathan Hale Monument Before you is an impressive granite obelisk, 14 feet square at the base and 45 feet high made out of 125 tons of hewn Quincy granite. It was designed by Henry Austin and completed by Solomon . . . — Map (db m142435) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — Patriot’s Park
You are overlooking a 12 acre site that has been a part of Coventry history since the town was founded in 1712. The home, to your left, was built in 1716 by Captain Edgerton. The frame is of hand pegged oak beam construction with some of the . . . — Map (db m142384) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — South Coventry Village
Prior to 1800 the area of Coventry Village was dominated by three large farms, the First Church and ministry, and the Nathan Hale Cemetery. Thomas Porter and later his son Noah, owned the land from the lake dam southeast to today’s Mason Street. . . . — Map (db m142179) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — South Coventry Village
Prior to 1800 the area of Coventry Village was dominated by three large farms, the First Church and ministry, and the Nathan Hale Cemetery. Thomas Porter and later his son Noah, owned the land from the lake dam southeast to today’s Mason Street. . . . — Map (db m142403) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — Strong HomesteadNathan Hale Memorial
Hale Memorial Strong Homestead Nathan Hale’s mother Elizabeth Strong (1727-1767) lived in this early eighteenth Century house before her marriage in 1746 to Richard Hale. Six of her nine sons were engaged in the War of the American Revolution . . . — Map (db m141040) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — The Bidwell House
The Bidwell House This Greek revival style hotel was built in 1822 by Solomon Bidwell on a one hundred forty acre track of land. The ell was added by Solomon's son, Lyman Bidwell, around 1850. The property descended to Lyman's son and daughter . . . — (db m142436) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — The Connecticut Veterans Memorial
On Saturday May 17, 2008, 33 years after the war ended veterans, families and onlookers gathered from all over the state for the unveiling of the first memorial honoring the 612 men from Connecticut who died in the Vietnam War. The ceremony for the . . . — Map (db m142439) HM WM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — The First Congregational Church
The First Congregational ChurchThis classic pillared New England Congregational Church was built in 1849 as the Village Church at a cost of $10,491. For a period of 20 years there were two Congregational Churches in South Coventry. One was the . . . — Map (db m142428) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — The Grant Farm / Storrs House
The Grant Farm / Storrs House Site The first settler to build on this property (across the street at the corner of Grant Hill Road and Boston Turnpike) was Solomon Grant in the mid 1700’s. Noah Grant, Solomon’s brother, succeeded him as the . . . — Map (db m142442) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — The Strong-Porter Homestead
Thomas E. Porter Thomas E. Porter was born August 28, 1830. He was born in Coventry, Connecticut and educated in private and public schools and academies of his native state. He then taught school in Tolland and Hartford Counties. Desiring . . . — Map (db m142475) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — The Tracy Shoddy Mill
The history of this mill site started in April of 1812 when Fitch, McClean and Gilbert built a paper mill “five rods south of the grist mill.” The purity of the water was noted for making writing and accounting paper. In 1820 the mill . . . — Map (db m142569) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — The Washburn Mill & The Visitor’s Center
The Washburn Mill Behind and to the west of the Visitors' Center was the Washburn foundry and silk mill which operated from 1841 to 1908. There are no existing pictures of the mill, though a survey map (see insert) exists. from 1908. The site . . . — Map (db m142427) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — Thomas H. Wood’s Silk Mill
Thomas H. Wood’s Silk Mill This mill site has been in continuous commercial operation since 1716. That year the town fathers commissioned Jonathan Hartshorn to build a mill at the brook. The small grist mill, serving at first about forty families . . . — Map (db m142426) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — Veterans 1861-1865
Veterans 1861-1865 — Map (db m142434) WM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — Veterans Memorial Green
The Original Meetinghouse The First Church of Coventry stood on the town green facing Lake Wamgumbaug and also served as the town meeting house. The structure was built in 1716, though a full completion with furnishings did not come until 1738. . . . — Map (db m142437) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — Warfield Pond
Warfield Pond Named in honor of Frances Warfield for over 28 years of dedicated service to our company and our customers. Genzyme Biosurgery   May 16, 2003 — Map (db m142440) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — Wellwood’s General Store / The Methodist Church
Wellwood’s General Store On this site sits the oldest standing General Store building in the nation. The first building at this location (1787) housed the store and small living quarters that is now part of the adjoining residence. not much of the . . . — Map (db m142429) HM

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