Branford (HMNSL)

Location: Branford, CT 06405 New Haven County
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N 41° 16.887', W 72° 48.635'

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In 1638 the New Haven Colony traded "eleven coats of trucking cloth and one coat of English cloth made in the English fashion" to the Mattabesec Indians for land known as Totokett (Tidal River). The First permanent settlement was established in 1644 when people from Wethersfield came to Totokett, later renamed Branford after the town of Brentford in Middlesex County, England.
The Sound provided many of the settlers with a livelihood of shipbuilding and coastwise trade. Industry began in 1655 when the first iron furnace in Connecticut was set up and operated at Lake Saltonstall. Yale College was founded in 1701 when ten ministers met and made a contribution of books. In 1852 upon completion of the railroad, industrialization flourished. Two leading manufacturing firms were founded during this era: The Malleable Iron Fittings Company in 1854, and the Branford Lock Works in 1862. The twentieth century has brought some changes to Branford, but much of its historical heritage remains in the form of old buildings and well-preserved villages.
Erected by the Town of Branford
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
Year Placed1981
Placed ByThe Town of Branford and the Connecticut Historical Commission
Marker Condition
9 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 12:12pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] TVCAT  [2] TVCAT  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 683353 N 4572313
Decimal Degrees41.28145000, -72.81058333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 16.887', W 72° 48.635'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 16' 53.22" N, 72° 48' 38.10" W
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Area Code(s)203
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1019 Town Hall Dr, Branford CT 06405, US
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In excellent condition with only minor flaking.

Oct 13, 2015 at 3:33pm PDT by tvcat

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