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Ellington in Tolland County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Constitutional Oak

 
 
Constitutional Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, December 21, 2017
1. Constitutional Oak Marker
Inscription.  
Constitutional Oak
Presented To
Francis M. Charter
Delegate From Ellington
At The 1902 Connecticut
Constitutional Convention
Erected By
Grange No. 46 P. of H.
1967

 
Erected 1967 by Grange No. 46 P. of H.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Environment.
 
Location. 41° 54.265′ N, 72° 28.161′ W. Marker is in Ellington, Connecticut, in Tolland County. Marker is at the intersection of Maple Street (Route 140) and Church Street, on the left when traveling west on Maple Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ellington CT 06029, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ellington Remembers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ellington Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); First Meeting House (about 600 feet away); Ellington (about 600 feet away); Ellington Wall of Honor (approx. ¼ mile away); Vernon (approx. 2.8
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miles away); Vernon Veterans Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); Vernon Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellington.
 
Regarding Constitutional Oak. In 1902 Connecticut held a convention in Hartford to consider updating the State Constitution. Delegates from all 168 towns attended. Connecticut US Senator Joseph R. Hawley arranged for the US Department of Agriculture to provide a Pin Oak seedling to each of the delegates to commemorate the experience. The little trees were planted on town greens, school yards, church yards and, in many cases, the delegate's own property. Only a few have markers.
 
Constitutional Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, December 21, 2017
2. Constitutional Oak Marker
Constitutional Oak and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, December 21, 2017
3. Constitutional Oak and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 25, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 25, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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