Columbia (HM2450)

Location: Columbia, CT 06237 Tolland County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 42.138', W 72° 18.113'

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In May, 1700, William Clarke and Deacon Josiah
Dewey acquired land in Lebanon Crank
by agreement with Oweneco, son of the Indian
sachem Unicas. Settlers arrived and, in 1715,
pleading remoteness from the place of worship
successfully petitioned the General Assembly
to form a second ecclesiastical society
in Lebanon. This society remained part of
Lebanon until 1804 when it was incorporated
as the town of Columbia.
Moor's Indian Charity School was established
here in 1754 for the education of Indian
missionaries by the Reverand Eleazar Wheelock.
The school was later removed by Dr. Wheelock
to Hanover, New Hampshire, and Dartmouth
College, chartered in 1769, was its outgrowth
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HM NumberHM2450
Year Placed1973
Placed ByThe Town of Columbia and the Connecticut Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, December 28th, 2017 at 7:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 724499 N 4620241
Decimal Degrees41.70230000, -72.30188333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 42.138', W 72° 18.113'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 42' 8.2799999999999" N, 72° 18' 6.78" 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 172-178 CT-66, Columbia CT 06237, US
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