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

Constitution Oak

 
 
Constitution Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan M. Perrie, June 30, 2016
1. Constitution Oak Marker
Inscription.  
In commemoration of the
Connecticut Constitutional
Convention of 1901

Planted by Simsbury Delegate
Joseph L. Bartlett

 
Erected 2001 by The Simsbury Bicentennial Committee, the Simsbury Volunteer Fire Department, and the Terry’s Plain Homeowner’s Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsHorticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
 
Location. 41° 52.842′ N, 72° 46.754′ W. Marker is in Simsbury, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Terry's Plain Road and Ferry Lane, on the right when traveling south on Terry's Plain Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Simsbury CT 06070, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First School House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First House and Ferry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Militia Training Ground (approx. half a mile away); Simsbury (approx. 1.1 miles away); This Elm Tree
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(approx. 1.1 miles away); The Landmark Building (approx. 1.2 miles away); Simsbury Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Eno Memorial Hall (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Simsbury.
 
Regarding Constitution Oak. The Constitution Oak was named to commemorate the constitutional convention held in Hartford, Connecticut in 1901. At this time, each town had 2 representatives in the General Assembly. 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.

The original marker was placed on this Constitution Oak on July 4, 1976 for the Bicentennial. It was replaced 25 years later.
 
Also see . . .
1. CT History.org. (Submitted on March 15, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. Terry's Plain Historic District. (Submitted on March 15, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
 
Constitution Oak in Simsbury. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan M. Perrie, June 30, 2016
2. Constitution Oak in Simsbury.
Constitution Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan M. Perrie, June 30, 2016
3. Constitution Oak Marker
At the junction of Terry’s Plain Road and Ferry Lane.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,059 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 15, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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