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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Simsbury, Connecticut

 
Clickable Map of Hartford County, Connecticut and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Hartford County, CT (503) Litchfield County, CT (266) Middlesex County, CT (162) New Haven County, CT (370) New London County, CT (421) Tolland County, CT (141) Hampden County, MA (123)  HartfordCounty(503) Hartford County (503)  LitchfieldCounty(266) Litchfield County (266)  MiddlesexCounty(162) Middlesex County (162)  NewHavenCounty(370) New Haven County (370)  NewLondonCounty(421) New London County (421)  TollandCounty(141) Tolland County (141)  HampdenCountyMassachusetts(123) Hampden County (123)
Hartford is the county seat for Hartford County
Simsbury is in Hartford County
      Hartford County (503)  
ADJACENT TO HARTFORD COUNTY
      Litchfield County (266)  
      Middlesex County (162)  
      New Haven County (370)  
      New London County (421)  
      Tolland County (141)  
      Hampden County, Massachusetts (123)  
 
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1 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury — Constitution Oak
In commemoration of the Connecticut Constitutional Convention of 1901 Planted by Simsbury Delegate Joseph L. Bartlett Map (db m101987) HM
2 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury — Farmington Canal 1828-1848
Looking north, you can see the remnants of the canal. It crosses over Floydville Road and proceeds over Salmon Brook via an aqueduct and then continues to Northampton, Massachusetts. To your left is Lake Basile. Cross over the bridge and to the . . . Map (db m141142) HM
3 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury — First House and Ferry
Site of the first home in Simsbury Captain Aaron Cook circa 1660 Site of the Pent Road Ferry circa 1668 The Traine Band passed here Map (db m102019) HM
4 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury — First School House
Site of the first school house in Simsbury December 17, 1701 “One place at the Plain... and the first school to begin there” Map (db m102004) HM
5 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury — Lake Basile
In 1826, construction of the Farmington Canal (of the New Haven to Northampton Canal) blocked the course of the Munnisunk Brook, then a tributary to the Farmington River. The brook’s flow was conducted 20 feet below the canal through a culvert, . . . Map (db m141144) HM
6 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury — Militia Training Ground
Established by vote of the Traine Band May 28, 1685 “One day on one syd the river and an another on the other syd ye river” John Terry, Ensign Jeremiah Gillit, Sargent Map (db m102006) HM
7 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury — Weatogue Bridge
A toll bridge was built here in 1734 by order of the General Assembly it was the first highway bridge across the Farmington River Map (db m102001) HM
8 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury, Simsbury Center — Connecticut Charter Oak Descendent
Connecticut Charter Oak Descendent Planted In Commemoration Of The Celebration Of The Bicentennial Of The United States Of America July 4, 1976 The Simsbury Bicentennial Committee Jackson F. Eno, ChairmanMap (db m88144) HM
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9 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury, Simsbury Center — Eno Memorial Hall
(left plaque) In Grateful Memory of Antoinette Eno Wood. A Loyal Daughter. A Faithful Friend. A Patriotic Citizen. This Tablet Is Placed By The Town Of Simsbury 1931 (right plaque) This Building Was Given To The Town Of . . . Map (db m88057) HM
10 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury, Simsbury Center — First Meeting House In Simsbury
Site Of The First Meeting House In Simsbury 1683 – 1739 Built at a cost of £ 33 according to an indenture between Thomas Barber and The Town This site was chosen by lot at a solemn mmting of May 24th 1683 thus ending a controversy . . . Map (db m88060) HM
11 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury, Simsbury Center — Gifford Pinchot Birthplace
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; . . . Map (db m88140) HM
12 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury, Simsbury Center — Second Hopmeadow School House
Site Of Second Hopmeadow School House Built 1799Map (db m88059) HM
13 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury, Simsbury Center — Simsbury
Simsbury (Massaco Plantation) Manufactory for tar, pitch, and turpentine established here in 1642. Destroyed by fire of Indian origin in 1647. Local tribal lands were deeded as reparation. Named Simsbury in 1670 and granted town privileges by the . . . Map (db m87927) HM
14 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury, Simsbury Center — Simsbury Civil War Memorial
Erected to the memory and honor of those citizens of Simsbury who by sacrifice abd service during the Civil War helped to maintain the integrity of the Union     1861 – 1865 Given by Lemuel Stoughton Ellsworth and his wife Ann Jane Toy . . . Map (db m87952) WM
15 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury, Simsbury Center — Simsbury Revolutionary War Memorial
1775 – 1783 We, the people of the Town of Simsbury, do hereby recognize the many hardships and countless sacrifices made by those brave American Revolutionary Soldiers; especially those from Simsbury, who died for our freedom from England. We . . . Map (db m88058) WM
16 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury, Simsbury Center — Simsbury Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the Veterans of All Wars In Memory Of Those From Simsbury Who Gave Their Lives In The Service Of Their Country These Dead Shall Not Have Died In Vain World War I 1914 – 1918 Pvt. David Galloway • Pvt. George L. Hall . . . Map (db m88056) WM
17 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury, Simsbury Center — Simsbury World War I Memorial
Erected to the memory and honor of those citizens of Simsbury who steadfast in their conception of right faithful in their performance of duty and unselfish in their devotion to country served the cause of justice and humanity in the World War     . . . Map (db m87955) WM
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18 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury, Simsbury Center — The Ensign-Bickford Company
Now known as Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc., the company traces its origins to 1836, when Simsbury’s Richard Bacon formed a partnership with an English firm to manufacture a product called a safety fuse. Invented by Englishman William . . . Map (db m140672) HM
19 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury, Simsbury Center — The Landmark Building
The Landmark Building 760 Hopmeadow Street Simsbury, Connecticut This building was designed by the architectural firm of Smith & Bassette in 1917 for Simsbury Bank & Trust Company, the first bank in the Farmington River Valley. It stands as a . . . Map (db m88023) HM
20 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury, Simsbury Center — This Elm Tree
This Elm Tree Dedicated in Honor of the Bicentennial of the Birth of George Washington Abigail Phelps Chapter D.A.R. February 22, 1932Map (db m87951) HM
21 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury, Weatogue — Nike Missile Site
This multi-used path was formerly a railroad track, used over time by both passenger and freight trains. The building perpendicular to the street replaces an earlier structure, a barn/tobacco warehouse. Growers brought tobacco there to store until . . . Map (db m164126) HM
22 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury, Weatogue — Pettibone Tavern
Just to the south, on route 10, is Abigail’s, originally called the Pettibone Tavern. Jonathan Pettibone built the first Pettibone Tavern about 1780 and, after it was largely destroyed by fire, rebuilt it in 1801. The large chimney stack is . . . Map (db m141164) HM
23 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury, Weatogue — Roderick A. White M.D.
. . . Map (db m88145) HM
24 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury, Weatogue — The Pinchot Sycamore
circumference 23 feet 7 inches Dedicated May 1, 1965 in memory of Gifford Pinchot 1865--1946 Born in Simsbury, Connecticut, co-founder of the Yale School of Forestry, first chief of the U.S. Forestry Service, Conservation Advisor . . . Map (db m92161) HM
25 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury, Weatogue — Weatogue Soldiers’ Memorial
Erected to the memory of Union Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1865.Map (db m32938) HM
26 Connecticut, Hartford County, Simsbury, West Simsbury — Central New England RailroadStratton Brook Depot
This section of the River Trail Bike Path is on the original right of way of the Connecticut Western Railroad that was chartered in 1868 and later became the Central New England Railroad. This section of the line was abandoned in 1937. Stratton . . . Map (db m92158) HM
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