Willington

Willington (HMDX)

Location: Willington, CT 06279 Tolland County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 52.531', W 72° 15.85'

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Incorporated 1727

In 1720 a party of eight men, originally from England, bought sixteen thousand acres in this region and called it Wellington. One of these, Roger Wolcott, subsequently became governor of Connecticut (1750-1754).

After a century of farming the town gradually expanded industrially until 1845 when it boasted a thread mill, a cotton mill, three silk factories, a scythe factory, four comb factories, button mils, and a glassworks (1815-1871) producing demijohns and flasks with varying designs.

Persons of distinction born here were Jared Sparks (1789-1866), historian and biographer and president of Harvard; Elias Loomis, professor at Yale, celebrated mathematician and astronomer.
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HM NumberHMDX
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Year Placed1976
Placed ByTown of Willington, the Willington Historical Society, and the Connecticut Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 3:07pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 727025 N 4639574
Decimal Degrees41.87551667, -72.26416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 52.531', W 72° 15.85'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 52' 31.86" N, 72° 15' 51.00" W
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Area Code(s)860
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 245-247 CT-74, Willington CT 06279, US
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