Ansonia in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Charter Oak Seedling
In observance of the U.S. Bicentennial, Elizabeth Clarke Hull Chapter NSDAR marks the site of a Charter Oak seedling given to the City of Ansonia Oct. 27, 1966, by former Mayor Frank P. Fitzpatrick
Erected 1976 by Elizabeth Clarke Hull Chapter NSDAR.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 15, 1959.
Location. 41° 20.564′ N, 73° 4.693′ W. Marker is in Ansonia, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Water Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Located next to Ansonia City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ansonia CT 06401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ansonia Veterans Monument (a few steps from this marker); Ansonia Volunteer Firemen’s Monument (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Warren J. Carver (within shouting Ansonia Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Anna Sewell Memorial Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); Soldiers Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pork Hollow (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ansonia (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ansonia.
Regarding Charter Oak Seedling. The Charter Oak is part of Connecticut’s history and lore. The tree, which grew in Hartford, was used in 1687 to hide the Connecticut Charter, issued by the King of England, to prevent it’s confiscation by the newly appointed governor. Seedlings from the large oak tree were planted in many places throughout Connecticut. Most have a small inconspicuous marker.
Also see . . . Charter Oak on Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 12, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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