Survey Stone Boundary Marker - Suffield, CT and Agawam, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 01.917 W 072° 38.217
18T E 695610 N 4656025
Quick Description: This stone marks the boundary between Connecticut and Massachusetts along Route 75.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 11/21/2011 4:16:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMD5FN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member stvanme
Views: 3

Long Description:
Suffield, CT has a disputed history. It was claimed by both Massachusetts and Connecticut and at times belonged to each state. A boundary survey was conducted in 1803 which resulted in a resolution of the border dispute in 1804; when the current boundary was established through a compromise between Connecticut and Massachusetts.

In 1899 it was concluded, in a report to the Massachusetts Legislature, that the boundary west of the Connecticut River was in especially unsatisfactory condition and the whole line needed to be re-surveyed. In 1905 the legislatures of Massachusetts and Connecticut appropriated $7,000 to reestablish the boundary. The result is this 1906 survey stone boundary marker between Agawam, MA and Suffield, CT. on Route 75.

The smaller stone marked H - is probably a boundary marker for Hartford County, CT.
Monumentation Type: Stone post

Monument Category: State boundary marker

Accessible to general public: yes

Historical significance:
History is detailed in the long description.


Monument Website: [Web Link]

County: Suffield, CT and Agawam, MA

USGS Quad: West Springfield

Approximate date of monument: 7/1/1906

Monumentation Type (if other): Not listed

Monument Category (if other): Not listed

Explain Non-Public access: Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Other Coordinates: Not Listed

Other Coordinates details: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
1. A closeup photo of the monument is required.
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2. A 'distant' photo including the monument in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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