East Haddam

East Haddam (HM1KTB)

Location: East Haddam, CT 06423 Middlesex County
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N 41° 27.123', W 72° 27.714'

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East Haddam
Incorporated 1734

This land was part of an original purchase from the Indians in 1662 for thirty coats - about $100. It included Machimoodus, "the place of noises", so named from subterranean sounds formerly heard there. Layout of highways began in 1669. The first settlement was along Creek Row in 1685. Ferry service across the Connecticut River began in 1695 and ended with the completion of the swing bridge in 1913. The first Ecclesiastical Society was formed in 1704. Shipbuilding and the manufacture of cotton goods flourished and declined here during the two centuries before the steamboat era ended in the 1930's. From earliest settlement many streams provided water power for mills. The militia served in three wars, with notable contributions during the Revolution. Areas of town are known as Millington, Hadlyme, North Plains, Leesville, Johnsonville, Moodus, Little Haddam, and the East Haddam Landings.
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Settlers of East Haddam
1685 - 1699

Nicholas Ackley     John Bates     John Booge
Daniel Brainard, Jr.     John Chapman
Daniel Cone     George Gates     Thomas Hungerford
Samuel and William Spencer
Abraham and John Willey
Notable East Haddamites

The Reverend Stephen Hosmer - first minister
Joseph Spencer - major general in Revolution
Epaphroditus Champion - Commissary General
Nathan Hale - teacher, patriot, and martyr
Dyar Throop - first Judge of County Court
Jonathan O. Moseley - U.S. Representative
William H. Goodspeed - shipbuilder
William E. Nichols - inventor & manufacturer
Luther Boardman - silver plating & britannia
Morgan G. Bulkeley - Governor & U.S. Senator
Francis H. Parker - local historian
Erected by the Town of East Haddam
the East Haddam Historic District Commission
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
Year Placed1979
Placed ByTown of East Haddam, East Haddam Historic District Commission, Connecticut Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 712001 N 4592050
Decimal Degrees41.45205000, -72.46190000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 27.123', W 72° 27.714'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 27' 7.38" N, 72° 27' 42.84" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)860
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8 Main St, East Haddam CT 06423, US
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