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Elmwood in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Burgoyne Elms

 
 
Burgoyne Elms Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 20, 2013
1. Burgoyne Elms Marker
Inscription. A group of elm trees formerly stood in a small triangle in the intersection of Quaker Lane South and New Britain Avenue, the old south road to Farmington. Ebenezer Faxon and other residents in southern West Hartford planted the elm saplings to celebrate the surrender of British General Burgoyne to American General Gates at Saratoga, New York, in October, 1777. The trees grew to great size, lived for many years, and suggested the name Elmwood for the neighborhood. When they were removed, the triangle was maintained for some time as a flower garden.
 
Erected by West Hartford History Property.
 
Location. 41° 43.966′ N, 72° 43.897′ W. Marker is in Elmwood, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Quaker Lane South and New Britain Avenue (Connecticut Route 173), on the right when traveling south on Quaker Lane South. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Hartford CT 06110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burgoyne Rest (here, next to this marker); Berry-Rosenblatt US Army Reserve Center (approx. half a mile away); Noah Webster Birthplace (approx. 1.2 miles
Burgoyne Elms Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 20, 2013
2. Burgoyne Elms Marker
Intersection of Quaker Lane South and New Britain Avenue in background.
away); Korczak Ziolkowski (approx. 2 miles away); Webster Walk (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Webster Walk (approx. 2 miles away); Goodman Green (approx. 2.1 miles away); Hartford Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elmwood.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2013, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2013, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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