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Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member chrissyml
N 41° 22.156 W 072° 33.895
18T E 703654 N 4582610
Quick Description: Historical marker about Killingworth, Connecticut and the settlement of the area. The marker is located outside the historical society on Route 81.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 3/29/2013 2:33:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMGPTF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
Views: 11

Long Description:

In 1663 the General Court in Hartford founded the plantation of Hammonasset, encompassing the present-day towns of Killingworth and Clinton. The Court named the town Kenilworth in 1667 after the birthplace in England of Edward Griswold, one of the first settlers. Uncas, sachem of the Mohegan Indians, and his son Joshua relinquished their rights to the land in 1669. Settlement of the northern action began after 1700. Responding to a petition from the inhabitants of North Killingworth, known as the Farmers, the General Assembly in 1735 divided the town into two ecclesiastical societies and named the area of present-day Killingworth the North or Second Society. In 1738 the inhabitants of the Second Society founded a church with the Reverend William Seward as minister. In 1838 the Legislature separated the southern portion of the town by incorporating it as Clinton. Killingworth was largely farms and water-powered mills. Today it is mainly residential.

(see other side)

Text on other side:
First Settlers of the Second Society

Isaac Kelsey, Esquire
Deacon Joseph Wilcox
Deacon Josiah Hall
Deacon Daniel Buel
John Wilcox
Joseph Griswold
Nathanial Parmelee
Ebeneezer Hull
Samuel Stevens
Edward Rutty
Solomon Davis
Tommy Chittenden
Theophilus Redfield
(see other side)
Marker Name: Killingworth

Marker Type: Roadside

Date Dedicated / Placed: 1981

Additional Information: Not listed

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