Historical Markers and War Memorials in Simsbury, Connecticut
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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, Chairman — — Map (db m88144) HM
In Grateful Memory
Antoinette Eno Wood.
A Loyal Daughter.
A Faithful Friend.
A Patriotic Citizen.
This Tablet Is Placed
By The Town Of
This Building Was
Given To The Town
Of . . . — — Map (db m88057) HM
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
The First Meeting House
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Landmark Building
760 Hopmeadow Street
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
circumference 23 feet 7 inches
Dedicated May 1, 1965
in memory of Gifford Pinchot
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