Hartford in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Charter Oak Monument
Memorable in the History
Colony of Connecticut
As The Hiding Place Of The
October 31, 1687
The Tree Fell
August 21, 1856
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Erected by The
Society of Colonial Wars
The State of Connecticut
Erected 1905 by The Society of Colonial Wars.
Topics and series. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1846.
Location. 41° 45.56′ N, 72° 40.42′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Charter Oak Avenue and Charter Oak Place, on the right when traveling east on Charter Oak Avenue. 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. General Casimir Pulaski (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mark Twain Maj. Thomas Y. Seymour (approx. 0.2 miles away); Front Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adventurers (approx. ¼ mile away); Hartford Municipal Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Lyndon B. Johnson (approx. ¼ mile away); John F. Kennedy (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
Regarding Charter Oak Monument. 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 February 7, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,451 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 7, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. 2. submitted on October 4, 2012, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 7, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. 7. submitted on May 26, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.