Chester Historical

Chester Historical (HM1W5V)

Location: Chester, CT 06412 Middlesex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 24.162', W 72° 27.052'

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Chester is located on land known as Pattaconk or Pattyquounck in Indian deeds of the 1660's. Settled largely by families from Saybrook, it became the Fourth Ecclesiastical Society of the Saybrook Congregational Church in 1740 and was incorporated as the Town of Chester in 1836. Power from the two streams which flow through the town brought industry at an early date. The seventeenth century saw the first grist and saw mills at Cedar Lake. After the Revolution ship building flourished, and throughout the nineteenth century factories manufacturing tools and household wares prospered. The Chester ferry began operation in 1769.
Erected by the Chester Historical Society, Inc.
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
HM NumberHM1W5V
Year Placed1971
Placed ByThe Chester Historical Society, Inc and the Connecticut Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 713084 N 4586598
Decimal Degrees41.40270000, -72.45086667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 24.162', W 72° 27.052'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 24' 9.72" N, 72° 27' 3.12" W
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Area Code(s)860
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6-12 Main St, Chester CT 06412, US
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