Meriden / Lexington Alarm

Meriden / Lexington Alarm (HMHNU)

Location: Meriden, CT 06450 New Haven County
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N 41° 31.906', W 72° 47.658'

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1661 - Meriden area first settled when Jonathan Gilbert is granted land by Connecticut Colony and employs Edward Higbee to operate an inn.

1670 - Greater part of present-day Meriden lands placed under jurisdiction of Wallingford.

1728 - Separate church parish, named after Gilbert's farm Merridan, is established by the General Assembly.

1806 - Meriden separated from Wallingford and organized as a town.

1867 - Meriden incorporated as a city.

1922 - Town and City of Meriden consolidated.

Since the 19ty Century Meriden has demonstrated itself to be a versatile manufacturing community. Its silver industry has grown to such proportions that Meriden is nicknamed the "Silver City of the World."

[Marker reverse]:
Lexington Alarm
*Captain John Couch, responding to hostilities with British at Lexington, left this area April 23, 1775, commanding the Meriden militia: John Allen ? Christopher Atwater ? Moses Baldwin ? *Divan Berry ? Samuel Briggs ? John Butler ? Samuel Collins ? Asael Deming ? Israel Hall, Jr. ? Joel Hall ? *Moses Hall ? Rufus Hall ? Samuel Hall ? *Benjamin Hart ? *Insign Hough ? John Hough ? Phineas Hough ? Aaron Hull ? David Ives ? Elnathan Ives ? Enos Ives ? Samuel Johnson ? Epaphras Knott ? Isaac Livingston ? *Phineas Lyman ? Daniel McMullen ? *Ephraim Merriam ? John Merriam ? John Pearce ? *Benjamin Rice ? *Ezekiel Rice ? Gideon Rice ? Samuel Rice ? Joseph Shaylor ? Seth Smith ? Bela Warner ? *Jonathan Yale ? *Nathaniel Yale
*Buried in Broad Street Cemetery
Year Placed1976
Placed ByAmerican Revolution Bicentennial Commission, City of Meriden, Connecticut Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 8:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 684009 N 4600139
Decimal Degrees41.53176667, -72.79430000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 31.906', W 72° 47.658'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 31' 54.36" N, 72° 47' 39.48" W
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Area Code(s)203
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 402 Broad St, Meriden CT 06450, US
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