Canton (HM1NFD)

Location: Canton, CT 06019 Hartford County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 49.498', W 72° 53.702'

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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 Indian chief Waquaheag, and at Suffrage, the present center of Canton, where the first post office was established in 1798. In 1750 West Simsbury was recognized as a parish, distinct and separate from Simsbury, and the first meeting house was built in 1763 at the present Canton Center. Incorporation was granted in 1806.
Samuel and David Collins began the manufacture of axes in South Canton in 1826. The growing prosperity of Collins and Company caused the rerouting of the Albany Turnpike through South Canton. This necessitated a post office and the name of the industrial area was changed to Collinsville, honoring the name of Collins. In 1850 Samuel Collins persuaded the "Canal Line Railroad" to build a branch to Collinsville, and by 1859 The Collins Company was established as the world's largest manufacturer of axes and edged tools.
Erected by the Town of Canton
The Canton Historical Society
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
Year Placed1975
Placed ByTown of Canton, Canton Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, August 30th, 2015 at 9:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 674809 N 4632484
Decimal Degrees41.82496667, -72.89503333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 49.498', W 72° 53.702'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 49' 29.88" N, 72° 53' 42.12" W
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Area Code(s)860
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-3 Canton Green Rd, Canton CT 06019, US
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