Encampment site of Rochambeau’s army, Bolton
Bolton, in Tolland County, is located in the northeastern portion of Connecticut. Originally part of the town of Hartford, the area was referred to as Hartford Mountains or Hanover, until incorporation in October of 1720. The northern half of Bolton was set aside in 1808 to form the town of Vernon. Quarries played a significant role in the area’s developing economy and Bolton Notch became the location of the small community of Quarryville. Prior to the railroad, granite was taken by oxcart to the Connecticut River where it was the shipped to major cities on the East Coast.
Driving along Route 44 in Bolton, motorists travel through a narrow passageway of rocks, caves, and woods known as the... Read more » …[more]
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