New Britain

New Britain (HMRO7)

Location: New Britain, CT 06051 Hartford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 40.058', W 72° 46.934'

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New Britain
The Ecclesiastical Society of New Britain was formed 1754 by division of Kensington Society called Great Swamp. New Britain became a town 1850. Charter of incorporation was granted by Connecticut General Assembly 1870 which was accepted January, 1871, by vote of 521 to 520.
From small beginnings in blacksmith shops, hardware manufacturing developed rapidly; by end of the 19th century city was widely known as Hardware City of the World.Its most famous son, Elihu Burritt, the learned blacksmith became adrent advocate of international peace and advancement of education. First Normal School in Connecticut was established here 1850, now Central Connecticut State College.
Erected by the City of New Britain
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
HM NumberHMRO7
Year Placed1971
Placed ByThe City of New Britain and the Connecticut Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 4:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 684628 N 4615251
Decimal Degrees41.66763333, -72.78223333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 40.058', W 72° 46.934'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 40' 3.48" N, 72° 46' 56.04" W
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Area Code(s)860
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 122 W Main St, New Britain CT 06051, US
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