East Hartford

East Hartford (HM1ERY)

Location: East Hartford, CT 06108 Hartford County
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N 41° 45.965', W 72° 38.728'

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East Hartford
This part of the lands once inhabited by the Podunk Indians saw its first permanent colonists in 1655, when Thomas Hooker and his followers came from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to found Hartford. The east side of the Connecticut River was at that time a part of Hartford, and early settlers here included William Goodwin, Thomas Burnham, and William Pitkin. The first petition by residents to establish a separate Town was rejected by the General Assembly in 1726. Several more petitions were submitted between that year and 1783, when the Assembly at last gave its approval to the incorporation of East Hartford.
Erected by the Town of East Hartford
the East Hartford Historical Society
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
Year Placed1973
Placed ByThe Town of East Hartford, the East Hartford Historical Society and the Connecticut Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 8:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 695715 N 4626484
Decimal Degrees41.76608333, -72.64546667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 45.965', W 72° 38.728'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 45' 57.90" N, 72° 38' 43.68" W
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Area Code(s)860
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 740 Main St, East Hartford CT 06108, US
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