Canton in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
In Memory of Phoebe Humphrey
Erected by Collinsville Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 41° 49.813′ N, 72° 54.201′ W. Marker is in Canton, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is on Albany Turnpike (U.S. 44), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is located on the east side of the Collinsville Savings Society. Marker is at or near this postal address: 277 Albany Turnpike, Canton CT 06019, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Canton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Collinsville, Town of Canton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Constitution Oak (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Collinsville, Town of Canton Collinsville, Town of Canton (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Collinsville, Town of Canton (approx. 1.3 miles away); Canton Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Charter Oak Offspring (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
Regarding In Memory of Phoebe Humphrey. Phoebe Humphrey was 16 years old and alone, when she used a hot fireplace poker to drive off two Hessian soldiers. The soldiers wanted the bread she was baking.
Also see . . . House site in Canton, Ct. (Submitted on May 7, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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