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Collinsville, CT 06022


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Phoebe Humphrey house site, 277 Albany Turnpike

     

Where the Collinsville Savings Society is located once stood a simple, center chimney saltbox built in 1759. Born in 1763, Phoebe Humphrey was home alone at age 16 when she drove off two Hessian soldiers with a hot fireplace poker after they surprised her and demanded the bread she was baking. The local DAR chapter is named after her.  The house was destroyed by vandals before 1929 when Howard Bristol acquired it. A brownstone post with a plaque on the bank’s east side memorializes Phoebe Humphrey.