Hartford in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Peace. A significant historical year for this entry is 2006.
Location. 41° 45.782′ N, 72° 40.847′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Trinity Street and Elm Street, on the right when traveling north on Trinity Street. Located next to the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hartford CT 06106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Marquis De La Fayette (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chapman-Taft House (about 400 feet away); Col. Thomas Knowlton (about 400 feet away); Trinity College (about 400 feet away); Spanish War Veterans Memorial (about Scion of the Charter Oak (about 500 feet away); Joseph Roswell Hawley (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
Regarding Confucius. This statue is in a small garden along the west wall of the Horace Bushnell Memorial Building. The Confucius statue was a gift from Shandong Province, China. Connecticut presented a statue of Mark Twain, a former resident of Hartford, to this province. This exchange of statues was a step in cultivating a broader understanding between the two cultures. There is a twenty plus year sister-state relationship between these cultures.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 804 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 5, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.