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

Constitution Oak

 
 
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By Alan M. Perrie, May 7, 2016
1. Constitution Oak Marker
Inscription.
Constitution Oak
1902
Avon, Conn.

Constitution Oak
Centennial Celebration
June 18, 2002

 
Location. 41° 48.562′ N, 72° 49.816′ W. Marker is in Avon, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Farms Road and U.S. 44, on the right when traveling north on Old Farms Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Old Farms Rd, Avon, CT, Avon CT 06001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Farmington Canal in Avon (within shouting distance of this marker); Avon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Avon Veterans Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Charter Oak descendant (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1st Company Governor's Horse Guards (approx. 1.6 miles away); Birthplace of Wilford Woodruff (approx. 2.5 miles away); Roderick A. White M.D. (approx. 2.8 miles away); Weatogue Soldiers’ Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Avon.
 
Regarding Constitution Oak. The Constitution Oak was named to commemorate the constitutional convention held in Hartford, Connecticut in 1902. At this time, each town had 2 representatives in the General Assembly.
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By Alan M. Perrie, May 7, 2016
2. The Constitution Oak of Avon, Connecticut
The purpose of this convention was to change Connecticut’s constitution to provide proportional representation for each of it’s towns. A town with a larger population would have more representatives. The proposal was voted down. To remember this constitutional convention, pin oak seedlings were given to each of the delegates from the 168 towns in Connecticut. In 2002, 74 are still growing.
 
Also see . . .
1. CT History.org. (Submitted on May 7, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. Connecticut’s Notable Trees. (Submitted on May 7, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
3. Wolcott, CT Historical Society. (Submitted on May 7, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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