“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Scottsdale in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Winfield Scott Memorial

Winfield Scott Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
1. Winfield Scott Memorial Marker
Inscription. Scottsdale's founder, a minister, Civil War hero, member of the Territorial House of Representatives and Chancellor of the University of Arizona who promoted the dusty desert east of Phoenix is honored here by the citizens of Scottsdale for his many accomplishments. This memorial depicts Chaplain Scott welcoming newcomers and Helen Scott seated on their beloved mule, "Old Maud"

Known as "the fighting Parson", Winfield Scott was born Feb 26, 1837 in West Novi, Michigan. His wife Helen Louise Brown, was born Feb. 8, 1838 in New York. They married Dec. 13, 1861, the day he graduated from Rochester Seminary School.

In 1862 Captain Scott organized Company C of the 126th New York Volunteer Infantry to fight with the Union Army in the battles of Harper's Ferry, Gettysburg, the Wilderness and Spotsylvania.

For the next two decades he served as a Baptist missionary and preacher in the West. In 1882, he returned to the Army serving as Chaplain.

After visiting the Valley and envisioning land where citrus could be grown, in 1888 he purchased 640 acres of desert east of Scottsdale Road and north of Indian School Road.

In 1893 he retired with his Army mule, "Old Maud," a veteran of the Apache campaigns.

The city's namesake died in 1910 at age 73. Helen passed away
Winfield Scott Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
2. Winfield Scott Memorial Marker
in 1931 at age 93.

George-Anne Tognoni (b. 1920)
Bronze, 2006
Erected 2006 by Scottsdale Public Art Program. Funded with private donations and the Scottsdale Art in Public Places Fund.
Location. 33° 29.593′ N, 111° 55.415′ W. Marker is in Scottsdale, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker can be reached from East Scottsdale Mall 0.2 miles east of North Brown Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scottsdale AZ 85251, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Scottsdale Grammar School / The Little Red Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Permanent Home of the "Beavers" (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Miller (approx. 0.4 miles away); Passing the Legacy (approx. half a mile away); Papago Park Prisoner Of War Camp (approx. 2.1 miles away but has been reported missing); George W. P. Hunt / Arizona's First Governor (approx. 3.1 miles away); Papago Park's Military History (approx. 3.2 miles away); Hunt Bass Hatchery (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Scottsdale.
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Winfield Scott Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
3. Winfield Scott Memorial
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 501 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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