Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village Historical

Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village Historical (HM1XJB)

Location: Barkhamsted, CT 06065 Litchfield County
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N 41° 56.559', W 73° 0.438'

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A Connecticut State Archaeological Preserve

Who Lived Here ?

James Chaugham (a Native American who was, according to his granddaughter, a member of the Narragansett Tribe) and his wife, Molly (of European descent), lived in a village located here for fifty years,
in what became Peoples State Forest. Their descendants remained until the village was abandoned by 1860.
James and Molly had eight children, seven of whom lived to adulthood, six of whom married and had children of their own, who also remained here as the village grew.
People of African and European origin, as well as Native Americans, moved into what became a thriving multiethnic and multicultural village here on the side of Ragged Mountain in Barkhamsted.
Til Ellwell, born in 1849, was James' and Molly's great, great granddaughter. She lived in the village until the mid-1850's.
The Barkhamsted town clerk recorded the birth of a baby girl on May 14, 1858. Her place of residence was listed as "Barkhamsted Light House."
Placed ByBarkhamsted Historical Society and Farmington River Coordinating Committee
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Date Added Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 665182 N 4645329
Decimal Degrees41.94265000, -73.00730000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 56.559', W 73° 0.438'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 56' 33.54" N, 73° 0' 26.28" 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 63-423 E River Rd, Barkhamsted CT 06065, US
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