The Green Historical

The Green Historical (HM1X8I)

Location: Norwich, CT 06360 New London County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 32.954', W 72° 5.727'

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The Green

In 1659 the Mohegan chief Uncas sold to settlers led by Major John Mason and the Reverend James Fitch "nine miles square", part of which became Norwich.
Acording to Francis M. Caulkins's history of Norwich, "At the end of the first century ... the church no longer necessary as a look-out post of the town, came down from th e hill, and took its position at the corner of the Green ... the place where trades, merchandise, public business, military exercises, shows, sports, festivals, and the general entertainment of the town, found a center."
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The County Jail stood on the north side at the foot of the hill; the Court-House was in the open area; the Post Office not far from the meeting-house ... taverns, schools and shops alternating with private dwellings around the border."
Opposition to British rule increased over the next few years and the residents erected Liberty Tree, "a lofty pole ... decked with standards and appropriate devices ... Here, almost daily, people assembled to hear the news, make speeches, and encourage each other in thre determination to resist all oppression."
Erected through the efforts of the
Society of the Foundation of Norwich, the
Norwich Historic District Commission
and the Connecticut Historical
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HM NumberHM1X8I
Year Placed1971
Placed BySociety of the Foundation of Norwich, Norwich Historic District Commission, Connecticut Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at 9:02pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 742250 N 4603804
Decimal Degrees41.54923333, -72.09545000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 32.954', W 72° 5.727'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 32' 57.24" N, 72° 5' 43.62" 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 66-98 E Town St, Norwich CT 06360, US
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