Ellington (HM2433)

Location: Ellington, CT 06029 Tolland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 54.233', W 72° 28.292'

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This region was named by Indian inhabitants Weaxskashuck, meaning Great Marsh. Early white settlers called it Windsor Goshen or Great Marsh. In 1671 Town of Windsor purchased western part from the Indians, receiving eastern portion later from General Assembly to replace land taken from Windsor to settle boundary dispute between Massachusetts and Connecticut. Samuel Pinney was first settler in 1717. Former home of the Reverend John McKinstry 1730, is probably oldest house standing in Ellington. Legislative action established parish in 1735. Part of Windsor east of Connecticut River was set off 1768, becoming East Windsor. Ellington was taken from East Windsor and incorporated in 1786.
Erected by the Ellington Historical Society
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
HM NumberHM2433
Year Placed1972
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, December 25th, 2017 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 709723 N 4642196
Decimal Degrees41.90388333, -72.47153333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 54.233', W 72° 28.292'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 54' 13.98" N, 72° 28' 17.52" 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 122-144 CT-140, Ellington CT 06029, US
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