Scottsdale in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Winﬁeld Scott Memorial
Known as "the fighting Parson", Winfield Scott was born Feb 26, 1837 in West Novi, Michigan. His wife Helen Louise Brown, was born Feb. 8, 1838 in New York. They married Dec. 13, 1861, the day he graduated from Rochester Seminary School.
In 1862 Captain Scott organized Company C of the 126th New York Volunteer Infantry to fight with the Union Army in the battles of Harper's Ferry, Gettysburg, the Wilderness and Spotsylvania.
For the next two decades he served as a Baptist missionary and preacher in the West. In 1882, he returned to the Army serving as Chaplain.
After visiting the Valley and envisioning land where citrus could be grown, in 1888 he purchased 640 acres of desert east of Scottsdale Road and north of Indian School Road.
In 1893 he retired with his Army mule, "Old Maud," a veteran of the Apache campaigns.
The city's namesake died in 1910 at age 73. Helen passed away
George-Anne Tognoni (b. 1920)
Erected 2006 by Scottsdale Public Art Program. Funded with private donations and the Scottsdale Art in Public Places Fund.
Location. 33° 29.593′ N, 111° 55.415′ W. Marker is in Scottsdale, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker can be reached from East Scottsdale Mall 0.2 miles east of North Brown Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scottsdale AZ 85251, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Scottsdale Grammar School / The Little Red Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Permanent Home of the "Beavers" (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Miller (approx. 0.4 miles away); Passing the Legacy (approx. half a mile away); Papago Park Prisoner Of War Camp (was approx. 2.1 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Peoria Train Depot (approx. 3 miles away); George W. P. Hunt / Arizona's First Governor (approx. 3.1 miles away); Merci Train Boxcar (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scottsdale.
Categories. • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 594 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.