Painesville in Lake County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Charter Oak Triangle
This oak tree on this point is a direct descendant of the famous Connecticut Charter Oak.
The oak was planted, General Paine’s remains moved to this site, and his statue erected in 1900 by the D.A.R.
This marker, placed by the City Beautiful Commission to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the naming of the town and the beautification of this triangle.
Erected 1966 by the City Beautiful Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
Location. 41° 43.139′ N, 81° 15.144′ W. Marker is in Painesville, Ohio, in Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of Mentor Avenue (U.S. 20) and West Washington Street, on the right when traveling north on Mentor Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Painesville OH 44077, 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. Edward Paine (within shouting distance of this marker); Mathews House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daniel Carter Beard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas W. HarveyPainesville City Hall (approx. half a mile away); Mentor Avenue Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Lake County YMCA (approx. half a mile away); Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Station (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Painesville.
Also see . . . Connecticut’s “The Legend of the Charter Oak”. Article by Erin Strogoff for Your Public Media. Excerpt: “In 1687, Sir Edmond Andros, the Royal Governor of the Dominion, met with leaders of the Connecticut colony in Hartford. Debates continued for hours as the colonists steadfastly refused to give up the Charter. According to legend, all of the candles in the meeting house suddenly blew out and, during the confusion, the Charter disappeared. It was hidden in the trunk of a large white oak tree where it was protected from the King and from Andros.” (Submitted on May 22, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 22, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.