Frequently Asked Enfield History Questions
How did Enfield get its name?
We have not located any written documentation describing how "Enfield" was picked for our town's name. The law that incorporated the town as Enfield does not give any reason or explanation for the name. Our best guess is that Enfield, Connecticut was named after Enfield, England by the English settlers who founded it.
Where is the Meetinghouse where Jonathan Edwards delivered his Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God sermon?
Edwards delivered Sinners on July 8, 1741 at Enfield's second Meetinghouse. That building no longer exits, but its location is marked by an engraved stone on Route 5 (Enfield Street), just a few feet south of the intersection with Post Office Road.
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