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

Gifford Pinchot Birthplace

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, August 28, 2015
1. Gifford Pinchot Birthplace Marker
Inscription.
Gifford Pinchot Birthplace
Gifford Pinchot (1865 – 1946)was for more than 50 years a staunch advocate of forestry and conservation in the United States. He was born on this site on August 11, 1865 to James Wallace Pinchot and Mary Jane Eno; his maternal grandparents were natives of Simsbury. Gifford Pinchot was a founder and first president of the Society of American Foresters, served President Theodore Roosevelt as the first Chief of the USDA Forest Service, with his family helped establish the Yale School of Forestry, became Pennsylvania’s Commissioner of Forestry, was a principal in creating the National Association of State Foresters, and was a two-term Governor of Pennsylvania.
Dedication
August 11, 2000
In the centennial year of the founding of the Society of American Foresters, and on the one-hundred and thirty-fifth anniversary of his birth, this monument is dedicated to the memory and legacy of this pioneering forester.
Society of American Foresters 1900
This monument was made possible by the Society of American Foresters and its New England Society, Divisions and Chapters, National Association of State Foresters Foundation, Pinchot Institute for Conservation, Connecticut Urban Forest Council, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, USDA Forest Service-Grey
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By Michael Herrick, August 28, 2015
2. Gifford Pinchot Birthplace Marker
Towers Historical Site, Connecticut Forest and Park Association, and the Pinchot and Eno Families.
 
Erected 2000.
 
Location. 41° 52.379′ N, 72° 48.161′ W. Marker is in Simsbury, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Hopmeadow Street (Route 10) and Jim Gallagher Way, on the right when traveling south on Hopmeadow Street. Touch for map. Located in front of Simsbury 1820 House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 731 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury CT 06070, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Connecticut Charter Oak Descendent (here, next to this marker); Second Hopmeadow School House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Simsbury Revolutionary War Memorial (about 700 feet away); Eno Memorial Hall (about 700 feet away); Simsbury Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); Simsbury Civil War Memorial (about 700 feet away); Simsbury World War I Memorial (about 700 feet away); The Landmark Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Simsbury.
 
Also see . . .
1. U.S. Forest Service History. Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946) 4th Chief of the Division of Forestry, 1898-1905 1st Chief of the Forest Service, 1905-1910 (Submitted on September 3, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Gifford Pinchot Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 28, 2015
3. Gifford Pinchot Birthplace Marker
 

2. Gifford Pinchot on Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 3, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. EnvironmentHorticulture & Forestry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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