Hartford in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Governor's Foot Guard
Two Hundreth Anniversary
Two Hundreth Anniversary Celebration
Of the First Company Governor's
Foot Guard, founded in 1771.
The oldest military unit in continuous
service in the United States.
Participating were the Centennial
Legion of Historic Military Commands
of the thirteen original colonies.
The Grenadier Guards Band, London,
England, Canadian Grenadier Guards,
Montreal, Canada, and
Governor General's Foot Guards,
Major George A. Ford
Bi-Centennial General Chairman
George A. Athanson
Mayor of Hartford
Thomas J. Meskill
Governor of Connecticut
First Company, Governor's Foot Guard,
Major George W. Tule
Lieutenant Robert V. Braman
October 2, 1971
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1930.
Location. 41° 45.953′ N, 72° 40.353′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker can be reached Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Main Street, Hartford CT 06103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Meeting of Washington and Rochambeau (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Governor's Foot Guard (here, next to this marker); William H. Putnam (a few steps from this marker); George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Jonathan Trumbull (within shouting distance of this marker); Old State House (within shouting distance of this marker); Prudence Crandall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tower Clock (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
Also see . . . Governor's Foot Guard. (Submitted on February 23, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 485 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 23, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.