Connecticut Western Reserve

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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Connecticut  Gotoarrow.png  Western Reserve

By virtue of their "sea to sea" charter, Connectictut visionaries once claimed parts of northern Ohio (especially the Western Reserve and Firelands), and southern Michigan. Connecticut ceded her interest in these western lands in 1786 to the Old Northwest Territory of the federal government.

The Ohio "firelands" were set aside for Connecticut residents burned out by the British during the Revolutionary War, but only a few ever moved there.

No known records of setters in present-day Michigan are found in Connecticut. For further information see Michigan.