East Windsor in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Site of Constitutional Oak
Commemorating the Connecticut Constitutional
Convention of 1902
Presented to Harold A. Middleton East Windsor Delegate
Erected by East Windsor Historical Society 1966
Erected 1966 by East Windsor Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Environment.
Location. 41° 53.94′ N, 72° 34.838′ W. Marker is in East Windsor, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Scantic Road and Phelps Road, on the left when traveling south on Scantic Road. Located next to the First Congregational Church of East Windsor. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 Scantic Road, East Windsor CT 06088, 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. East Windsor (within shouting distance of this marker); Spirit of Unity Time Capsule (approx. 2 miles away); East Windsor World War I Monument (approx. 2 miles away); Broad Brook Windsorville Melrose Veterans Memorial Birthplace of Oliver Ellsworth (approx. 2.7 miles away); East Windsor Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Windsor Locks Korean Conflict Monument (approx. 3 miles away); Windsor Locks World War I and II Monument (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Windsor.
Regarding Site of 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 10, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.