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George Washington

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 20, 2020
1. George Washington Marker
Inscription.  
George Washington
was entertained by
Colonel Jeremiah Wadsworth in his home on this site on June 30, 1775 when on his way to Cambridge to assume command of the Army.

On September 21, 22, 23, 1780 with Lafayette, General Knox and Governor Jonathan Trumbull, Washington held here his first conference with the French Commander Count Rochambeau and Admiral Ternay to concert joint military and naval plans.

In 1781, Washington was also in Hartford, March 4, 16, 17, 18 and May 19, 21.

During his tour through the eastern states in 1789, Washington was in Hartford on October 19, 20, 21 and November 9, 10. On October 20, he was entertained by Colonel Wadsworth.

To mark this site associated with his name, this tablet is erected by the
Connecticut Daughters
of the American Revolution
in abiding reverence for
Washington
February 22, 1932,
the two hundredth anniversary of his birth.

 
Erected 1932 by Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 20, 2020
2. George Washington Marker
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is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, the George Washington Slept Here, and the The Washington-Rochambeau Route series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is June 30, 1775.
 
Location. 41° 45.836′ N, 72° 40.421′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Gold Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 623R Main St, East Hartford CT 06108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Homesite of Col. Jeremiah Wadsworth (within shouting distance of this marker); Abel Buel (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathan Hale (within shouting distance of this marker); American School for the Deaf (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick Douglass (within shouting distance of this marker); The Safe Arrival
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Center Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wadsworth Barn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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