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Charter Oak Monument

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
1. Charter Oak Monument
Inscription.
Near This Spot
Stood The
Charter Oak
Memorable in the History
of the
Colony of Connecticut
As The Hiding Place Of The
Charter
October 31, 1687
The Tree Fell
August 21, 1856

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1905
This Monument
Erected by The
Society of Colonial Wars
The State of Connecticut
1633   1775

 
Erected 1905 by The Society of Colonial Wars.
 
Location. 41° 45.56′ N, 72° 40.42′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Charter Oak Avenue and Charter Oak Place, on the right when traveling east on Charter Oak Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hartford CT 06106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Casimir Pulaski (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mark Twain (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maj. Thomas Y. Seymour (approx. 0.2 miles away); Front Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adventurers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hartford Municipal Building
Charter Oak Chair was made from the tree that was on this site. image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 25, 2012
2. Charter Oak Chair was made from the tree that was on this site.
The Lieutenant Governor presides from the Charter Oak Chair. This chair was carved from the fallen oak tree which hid the self-governing charter given to the colony by King Charles II in 1662. This chair can be seen on a guided tour of the inside of the Capitol Building of Connecticut.
(approx. ¼ mile away); Homesite of Col. Jeremiah Wadsworth (approx. 0.3 miles away); American School for the Deaf (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hartford.
 
Regarding Charter Oak Monument. The Charter Oak is part of Connecticut’s history and lore. The tree, which grew in Hartford, was used in 1687 to hide the Connecticut Charter, issued by the King of England, to prevent its confiscation by the newly appointed governor. Seedlings from the large oak tree were planted in many places throughout Connecticut. Most have a small inconspicuous marker.
 
Also see . . .  Charter Oak on Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 7, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraHorticulture & Forestry
 
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By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
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By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
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