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Washington Trail Marker

By January 28, 2023February 15th, 2024No Comments

Washington Trail Marker, Wallingford, Connecticut:

A brownstone historical marker and plaque commemorate two visits by George Washington as General of the Continental Army in 1775 then as President of the United States in 1789. A firsthand account in the “History of Wallingford” by Charles Henry Stanley Davis (1870) claimed the following: “I, Porter Cooke, saw General Washington in Wallingford at Jeremiah Carrington’s tavern over night October 18 and 19, 1789. The General took a walk into the upper street as far as the Wells meetinghouse and back, the citizens following him.” The Carrington Inn was at the southern corner of Center Street and Main Street where the Post Office is today.

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