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Wethersfield(wĕth`ərzfēld), town (1990 pop. 25,651), Hartford co., central Conn., on the Connecticut River, adjoining Hartford on the north; settled 1634 by colonists from WatertownWatertown.
1 Town (1990 pop. 20,456), Litchfield co., W Conn.; set off from Waterbury and inc. 1780. Textiles, plastics, chemicals, mattresses, and brass goods are among its manufactures.
..... Click the link for more information. , Mass.; inc. 1637. Wethersfield, which is largely residential, produces tools, machinery, frozen foods, metal products, and chemicals. The one of the oldest permanent English settlements in Connecticut, Wethersfield has preserved many colonial buildings, a historical society, and several museums. They include the Joseph Webb House, where Gen. George Washington and the Comte de RochambeauRochambeau, Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de
, 1725–1807, marshal of France. He took part in the wars of King Louis XV and had been promoted to lieutenant general by 1780, when King Louis XVI sent him, with some 6,000 regulars, to aid General Washington in the
..... Click the link for more information. met secretly in 1781 to coordinate the efforts of French forces with the American army in the American Revolution (see Yorktown campaignYorktown campaign,
1781, the closing military operations of the American Revolution. After his unsuccessful Carolina campaign General Cornwallis moved into Virginia to join British forces there.
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