Harwinton (HMJV7)

Location: Harwinton, CT 06791 Litchfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 46.261', W 73° 3.608'

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The town was settled in 1731, named in 1732 from Harry(tford) and Win(dsor), and became incorporated in October, 1737. Located on the Hartford-Litchfield Turnpike, Harwinton was primarily an agricultural community with many part-time industries carried on in conjunction with farming. Items produced included bricks, tinware, pitchforks, hats, cutlery, whetstones, barrels, and clocks by Hopkins and Alfred, Orson Barber, and Sheldon Osborne. Lead Mine Brook and its tributaries provided water power for many of the early industries.
Construction of the first church began in 1740 and the first school was established in 1741. In the 1800's the town boasted two academies and two boarding schools. For many years there were twelve school districts throughout the town. One-room schoolhouses were in use until 1948.
Erected by the Town of Harwinton
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
HM NumberHMJV7
Year Placed1976
Placed ByThe Town of Harwinton, the Connecticut Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 4:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 661233 N 4626171
Decimal Degrees41.77101667, -73.06013333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 46.261', W 73° 3.608'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 46' 15.66" N, 73° 3' 36.48" W
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Area Code(s)860
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-5 S Rd, Harwinton CT 06791, US
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