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East Hartland  

Sundial: 429
State/Province:  Connecticut Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Noon Mark or Meridian Dial Condition:  Fair
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Location:
  • Hartland Cemetery, intersection of routes 20 and 179. To the left of the main road in the Cemetery.
 
Description:
  • This upright stone was originally a noon marker at Nathaniel Taggart's inn in colonial North Blandford, MA. The stone was moved by Taggart's granddaughter Polly Taggart Church to Harland, CT, where she lived following her marriage. In 1935 the stone was set up in the Hartland Cemetery, casting its noon day shadow onto a flat stone with an engraved meridian line.
 
General Information:
  • Owner:
  • Designer: Nathaniel Taggart
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1757
 

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