Killingworth Historical

Killingworth Historical (HM1W28)

Location: Killingworth, CT 06419 Middlesex County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 22.139', W 72° 33.903'

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In 1663 the General Court in Hartford founded the plantation of Hammonasset, encompassing the present-day towns of Killingworth and Clinton. The Court named the town Kenilworth in 1667 after the birthplace in England of Edward Griswold, one of the first settlers. Uncas, sachem of the Mohegan Indians and his son Joshua relinquished their rights to the land in 1669. Settlement of the northern section began after 1700. Responding to a petition from the inhabitants of North Killingworth, known as the Farmers, the General Assembly in 1735 divided the town into two ecclesiastical societies and named the area of present-day Killingworth the North or Second Society. In 1738 the inhabitants of the Second Society founded a church with the Reverend William Seward as minister. In 1838 the Legislature separated the southern portion of the town by incorporating it as Clinton. Killingworth was largely farms and water powered mills. Today it is mainly residential.
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First Settlers of the Second Society

Isaac Kelsey, Esquire
Deacon Joseph Wilcox
Deacon Josiah Hull
Deacon Daniel Buel
John Wilcox
Joseph Griswold
Nathaniel Parmelee
Ebenezer Hull
Samuel Stevens
Edward Rutty
Solomon Davis
Timothy Chittenden
Theophilus Redfield

Erected by the Town of Killingworth
the Killingworth Historical Society
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
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HM NumberHM1W28
Year Placed1981
Placed ByThe Town of Killingworth, Killingworth Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 9:02pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 703644 N 4582579
Decimal Degrees41.36898333, -72.56505000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 22.139', W 72° 33.903'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 22' 8.34" N, 72° 33' 54.18" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)203, 860
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 323 CT-81, Killingworth CT 06419, US
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