Stafford (HM2448)

Location: Stafford, CT 06076 Tolland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 57.221', W 72° 18.169'

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This is the home of the famous mineral springs where the Indians met to drink the iron and sulphur waters to make them "lively" and to which the future President John Adams came for his health in 1771. Later the elite of the Nation gathered here for pleasure. The region, originally Mohegan Indian land was bought in a questionable transaction by Major James Fitch of Canterbury, who had acquired large tracts of eastern Connecticut land. His claim was not completely accepted by the General Assembly, which ordered in 1718 that a town be laid out ".. of seven mile square... eastward of Enfield." This was the beginning of legal settlement. Bog iron was discovered and furnaces were built to smelt the ore for iron castings and tools. Endowed with abundant water power the various early mills gave way to a thriving textile industry, of which a portion has continued to the present day.
Erected by the Town of Stafford
the Stafford Historical Society, Inc.
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
HM NumberHM2448
Year Placed1978
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 723545 N 4648152
Decimal Degrees41.95368333, -72.30281667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 57.221', W 72° 18.169'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 57' 13.26" N, 72° 18' 10.14" 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 6 Main St, Stafford CT 06076, US
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