Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington – Hartford Daily Photo
Farmington is located in Hartford County with the Talcott Mountain ridgeline along its eastern border. The Tunxis Indians called the area Tunxis Sepus, or bend of the little river. After incorporation in 1645 the settler’s renamed the region and its primary river Farmington. In the 1800s, Farmington became known as the “Grand Central Station” of Connecticut’s Underground Railroad. Present-day visitors can see several sites associated with the abolitionist movement and Amistad trial of 1841. Hill-Stead Museum, Miss Porter’s School and other early buildings preserve the town’s historic character while corporate facilities, medical and dental schools, and other enterprises fuel its economy.
Commerce for the United States of America in the early 1800s was firmly anchored in the farms and small towns... Read more » …[more]
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