Hartford in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Scion of the Charter Oak
Planted 19 October 1871 by
First Company Governor's Foot Guard
White Oak (Quercus atba L)
Location. 41° 45.829′ N, 72° 40.747′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Elm Street and Clinton Street, on the left when traveling east on Elm Street. Touch for map. Located in Bushnell Park. Marker is in this post office area: Hartford CT 06106, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chapman-Taft House (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Confucius (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. Thomas Knowlton (about 700 feet away); Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch (about 700 feet away); Trinity College (about 700 feet away); 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery (about 700 feet away); Joseph Roswell Hawley (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
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
Also see . . . Charter Oak on Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 5, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 856 times since then and 77 times this year. Last updated on May 1, 2013, by Wayne A. Donohue of West Harford, Ct.. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.