Sprague (HM2LXZ)

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N 41° 36.985', W 72° 5.054'

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This area on the Shetucket River was part of the land deeded in 1659 by Uncas, the Mohegan Indian sachem, to form the town of Norwich. In 1786 it became parts of Franklin and Lisbon. Settlements were made at Hanover, established as an ecclesiastical society in 1761; at Elderkin's Bridge (Lord's Bridge) and at Lovett's Bridge (Eagleville). In 1856 Governor William Sprague of Rhode Island purchased land and flowage rights on the river, laying the foundation of a large cotton mill which, completed after his death, became the center of a new town. In May, 1861 Hanover, Baltic, formerly Lord's Bridge, and Eagleville, now Versailles, were incorporated to form the town of Sprague.
Erected by the Town of Sprague and the Connecticut Historical Commission 1974
Year Placed1974
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Date Added Thursday, October 17th, 2019 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 742934 N 4611296
Decimal Degrees41.61641667, -72.08423333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 36.985', W 72° 5.054'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 36' 59.1" N, 72° 5' 3.24" W
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