Clinton Historical

Clinton Historical (HM1W2D)

Location: Clinton, CT 06413 Middlesex County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 16.683', W 72° 31.435'

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Settled in 1663 and then known as Homonoscitt Plantation, this shoreline and rural community soon thereafter was given the name Kenilworth and later Killingworth. In 1735 the First and Second Ecclesiastical Societies were established being the southern and northern portions of the Town respectively. In May 1838, the southern portion was incorporated as a separate town with the name of Clinton after DeWitt Clinton, Governor of New York. Early classes of the Collegiate School, later Yale University, were held here. Citizens prominent in Clinton history:
Abraham Pierson - a founder and first rector of the Collegiate School.
Jared Eliot - church pastor and noted doctor friend of Benjamin Franklin.
Benjamin Gale - pupil of Eliot, gifted physician and agriculturist.
Charles Morgan - benefactor of public schools.
Horatio G. Wright - Civil War general, chief of army engineers.
Erected by the Town of Clinton
the Clinton Historical Society
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
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HM NumberHM1W2D
Year Placed1971
Placed ByThe Town of Clinton, the Clinton Historical Society, the Connecticut Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 707373 N 4572581
Decimal Degrees41.27805000, -72.52391667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 16.683', W 72° 31.435'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 16' 40.98" N, 72° 31' 26.1" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)860
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 54 E Main St, Clinton CT 06413, US
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