Southington (HMMJF)

Location: Southington, CT 06489 Hartford County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 36.062', W 72° 52.7'

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To the fertile valley south of Farmington came Samuel Woodruff in 1698 to hunt and fish. Shortly thereafter Woodruff established a homesite, and with his settlement came other families from surrounding areas. The organization of a parish apart from Farmington led to the incorporation of Southington as a separate township in 1779.
In June, 1781 Lieutenant General Count de Rochambeau, leading an auxiliary French army, camped in Marion for several days prior to joining forces with General George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, where in October of that year the surrender of British forces ended the Revolutionary War and assured American independence.

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The Farmington Canal, opened in 1828, enabled Southington industrialists and farmers to ship goods north and south. In 1847 the towpath along the waterway became the rail bed for the Canal Line Railroad.
Southington was an early leader in the manufacture of many items, notably buttons, britannia ware, cement, tinware, and carriage hardware. The nut and bolt industry established in 1840 by Micah Rugg continues as a vital business in Milldale.
In close proximity to state highways, Southington remains a flourishing industrial area. Fruit growing is the major agricultural occupation.
Erected by the Town of Southington
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
Year Placed1975
Placed ByTown of Southington, the Connecticut Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 3:09pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 676809 N 4607654
Decimal Degrees41.60103333, -72.87833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 36.062', W 72° 52.7'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 36' 3.72" N, 72° 52' 42.00" W
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Area Code(s)860
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 70-82 Main St, Southington CT 06489, US
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