Hartford in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Charter Oak Monument
Memorable in the History
Colony of Connecticut
As The Hiding Place Of The
October 31, 1687
The Tree Fell
August 21, 1856
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Erected by The
Society of Colonial Wars
The State of Connecticut
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. Touch 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. ¼ mile away); Hartford Municipal Building Homesite of Col. Jeremiah Wadsworth (approx. 0.3 miles away); American School for the Deaf (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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 Era • Horticulture & Forestry •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,036 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 7, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. 2. submitted on October 4, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 7, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.