Suffield Historical

Suffield Historical (HM1VPO)

Location: Suffield, CT 06078 Hartford County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 58.932', W 72° 39.048'

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Suffield

In 1670 through a grant to John Pynchon, Suffield, formerly Southfield, originated
as a township of Massachusetts because of a surveying error. Mindwell Old, the first
child, was born in 1674, the year the town was incorporated. The town meeting has been
the single form of government since 1682. By 1704 a church and a school had been built
on the common. In 1749 Suffield became part of Connecticut. The American cigar industry was started here by Simeon Waters in 1810 and tobacco continues to be a major crop. Early emigrants went to Vermont and Ohio where several were elected to high offices. The Connecticut Baptist Literary Institution of 1833 is now Suffield Academy. The school and the town have produced many leaders in religion, education,
politics, insurance, agriculture, and business as well as the arts. In 1976, the Bicentennial year, Suffield has 9700 residents and 43.1 square miles.
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Suffield

These are among the many of Suffield who have given of themselves for others:
Phinehas Lyman 1716-1774 Commander of colonial troops 1754-1760
Ebenezer Gay 1718-1796 Congregational Church Pastor 1742-1793
Timothy Swan 1758-1843 Composer of sacred music, including "China"
Seth Pease 1764-1819 Surveyor of the Connecticut Western Reserve
Gideon
Granger, Jr. 1767-1822 United States Postmaster General 1801-1814
Asahel Morse 1772-1838 Author of religious freedom in Connecticut
Sylvester Graham 1794-1851 Inventor of graham crackers and bread
Henry Sykes 1810-1860 Architect and builder
Willis Adams 1844-1921 Painter of American landscapes
Olin Warner 1844-1896 Artist and sculptor
Erected by the Town of Suffield
the American Bicentennial Commission of Suffield
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1976
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HM NumberHM1VPO
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Year Placed1976
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Date Added Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 694615 N 4650469
Decimal Degrees41.98220000, -72.65080000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 58.932', W 72° 39.048'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 58' 55.92" N, 72° 39' 2.88" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)860
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 50 N Main St, Suffield CT 06078, US
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