Weatogue in Simsbury in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture Colonial Era • Science & Medicine • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 41° 50.91′ N, 72° 48.786′ W. Marker is in Simsbury, Connecticut, in Hartford County. It is in Weatogue. Marker can be reached from Canal Street. 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 at or near this postal address: 42 Canal St, 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Simsbury.
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. Pettibone’s Tavern. (Submitted on October 16, 2019, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2019, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 125 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.