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

Pettibone Tavern

 
 
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By Alan M. Perrie, October 8, 2019
1. Pettibone Tavern Marker
Inscription.  
Just to the south, on route 10, is Abigail’s, originally called the Pettibone Tavern. Jonathan Pettibone built the first Pettibone Tavern about 1780 and, after it was largely destroyed by fire, rebuilt it in 1801. The large chimney stack is thought to be from the original building and some nineteenth century features remain. As with most taverns, weary travelers could sleep as well as drink and dine there.

During the Revolutionary War, Jonathan Pettibone (1741-1826) was with his father, Colonel Jonathan Pettibone, commander of the 18th Regiment Connecticut Militia, when he died in 1776 during Washington’s retreat from Long Island. His three brothers also served.

The White Memorial Fountain, across the road from the former Pettibone’s Tavern, was dedicated to Dr. Roderick White in 1892. At the time, its placement was in the heart of Weatogue Village. The much beloved, Yale educated Dr. White treated many with water-borne illnesses, so the spring-fed fountain was an appropriate tribute.

 
Location. 41° 50.91′ N, 72° 48.786′ 
The Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, 100 feet south of Canal St. image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, October 8, 2019
2. The Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, 100 feet south of Canal St.
W. Marker is in Weatogue, Connecticut, in Hartford County. The marker is on the right side of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, 100 feet south of Canal St. It is a 200 foot walk from the parking lot at 2 Winslow Place, Simsbury 06070. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weatogue CT 06089, 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. Weatogue Soldiers’ Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Roderick A. White M.D. (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pinchot Sycamore (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nike Missile Site (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Ensign-Bickford Company (approx. 1.4 miles away); Weatogue Bridge (approx. 1.6 miles away); Gifford Pinchot Birthplace (approx. 1.8 miles away); Connecticut Charter Oak Descendent (approx. 1.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Weatogue. (Submitted on October 16, 2019, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. Colonel Jonathan Pettibone. (Submitted on October 16, 2019, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
3. Battle of Long Island. (Submitted on October 16, 2019, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
4. White Memorial Fountain. (Submitted on October 16, 2019, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
5. Pettibone’s Tavern. (Submitted on October 16, 2019, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
6. Farmington Canal Heritage Trail in Simsbury. (Submitted on October 16, 2019, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
 
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3. The Pettibone Tavern at Weatogue 1780 - Simsbury, Connecticut
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2019, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 16, 2019, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.   3. submitted on October 17, 2019. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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