Cornwall in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Scion of the Charter Oak
Lewis S. Gannett
Scion Of The
April 23, 1966
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry.
Location. 41° 50.615′ N, 73° 19.798′ W. Marker is in Cornwall, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Pine Street and Bolton Hill Road, on the right when traveling south on Pine Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cornwall CT 06753, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cornwall World War I – World War II Veterans Monument (a few steps from this marker); Cornwall Korea – Vietnam Veterans Monument (a few steps from this marker); Cornwall (a few steps from this marker); This Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); First Foreign Mission School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Francis L. Sheane Memorial Major General John Sedgwick (approx. 4˝ miles away); Milton F. "Mike" Dusek Memorial (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cornwall.
Regarding Scion of the Charter Oak. 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 its 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 April 19, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 937 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 19, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.