East District School Historical

East District School Historical (HM1X8Z)

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

N 41° 32.76', W 72° 5.293'

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East District School

Once upon a time in Norwich...
In 1789, when Norwich was the second largest city in the State, Thomas Leffingwell IV sold to the inhabitants of the East School District for 6 pounds, land "for the purpose of said inhabitants building a school thereon and improving the same forever". This brick schoolhouse was the result and remained in use for about 125 years.
Noted writer and Norwich native Lydia Huntley Sigourney attended this school in 1795. In 1798, an evening school, under the direction of Consider Sterry, was added for instruction in writing, bookkeeping, and mathematics, especially to "those gentlemen who go down to the sea in ships and occupy their business on the great water".
The School House Club was organized in 1891 by leading residents of Norwichtown for literary, musical, and social gatherings.
This plaque is in memory of Louise Sterry Chapman
by sons Dick and Arlie
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HM NumberHM1X8Z
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Date Added Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 742866 N 4603465
Decimal Degrees41.54600000, -72.08821667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 32.76', W 72° 5.293'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 32' 45.6" N, 72° 5' 17.58" W
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Area Code(s)860
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 365-385 Washington St, Norwich CT 06360, US
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