Cochegan Rock

Details:
State:
Connecticut (CT)
City:
Montville
Publisher:
Type:
Linen
Size:
3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
Stock #:
45053
Description:

This great natural curiosity, is a huge mass of crystalline granite situated in the town of Montville, New London County, Conn., on the farm of Mr. Newell Johnson. The dimensions of the rock, as given by him, are as follows: northwest side, forty-six feet; northeast, fifty-eight; southeast, forty-five; southwest, seventy. Maximum height, reckoning from the lower or down-hill side, to the highest point on the upper side, approximately, sixty feet; approximate cubic contents, seventy thousand cubic feet; approximate weight, about six thousand tons. It derives its name from a Mohegan Indian, who made the cavity underneath his dwelling place for many years.

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