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Wethersfield in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Wethersfield Elm

 
 
Wethersfield Elm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2011
1. Wethersfield Elm Marker
Inscription.
1748 1953
Here Stood
The Wethersfield Elm
Largest Of Its Kind

 
Location. 41° 42.383′ N, 72° 39.182′ W. Marker is in Wethersfield, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and Elm Street, on the left when traveling south on Broad Street. Click for map. Located next to The Wethersfield Green. Marker is at or near this postal address: 98 Broad Street, Wethersfield CT 06109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nathaniel Foote (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wethersfield Settlers Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. Joseph Emerson (approx. mile away); The Old Academy (approx. mile away); Wethersfield (approx. 0.3 miles away); Connecticut Constitution Oak (approx. 0.4 miles away); Home of Silas Deane (approx. 0.4 miles away); Silas Deane House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wethersfield.
 
Regarding Wethersfield Elm. The Wethersfield Elm Tree was considered to be the largest specimen in the nation. It was planted about 1753. According to various sources, the girth measured 29 feet at breast height, overall height was 97 feet, and it spread 165 feet.
On the morning after the hurricane
Wethersfield Elm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2011
2. Wethersfield Elm Marker
of 1938, only four of its six magnificent branches, one of them the largest, 17 feet in girth (a branch !), were left standing.
Ravaged by Dutch Elm Disease and countless storms, the tree succumbed in 1950.
 
Categories. EnvironmentHorticulture & Forestry
 
Wethersfield Elm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2011
3. Wethersfield Elm Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 455 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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