Davis Farm Easements
In Memory of Our Friend Whit Davis
Whit’s horse Blaze on Davis Farm Cove 1941
Whit riding Blaze near the Homestead 1941
Davis Farm Today
Davis Farm Cove
Tidal Pools on Davis Farm
Approaching the Cove
Woodland Trail to Cove
The Davis Farm, Osbrook Point Conservation Easements are comprised of 46-acres of historically significant land, along the Lower Pawcatuck River. This land has played an important role in both Colonial and Native American history. These parcels have been protected in perpetuity, by the generous donors, who wholeheartedly supported the Land Trust’s Davis Farm Campaign. We sincerely thank you for your support. We could not have done it without YOU!
The Stonington Land Trust and the Trustees of the John Whitman Davis Trust are pleased to announce the closing on two separate conservation easements on the Osbrook Point section of the Davis Farm. This historically significant property is part of the Stanton-Davis Farm, which has been in continuous operation by the same family, since 1654. This 46-acre, portion of the farm is located along the Pawcatuck River estuary, and boasts more than six-tenths of a mile of saltwater river frontage.
Both Larry Davis and his father ‘Whit’ Davis, who passed away a few months prior to this closing, have dedicated their lives to farming and preserving this historic property. The Stonington Land Trust greatly appreciates being the organization, chosen by The John Whitman Davis Trustees, to be the one to hold the conservation easements, on this treasured property.
Larry Davis, John Whitman Davis Trustee comments, “We are grateful to the Stonington Land Trust for their diligent effort and commitment to bringing this project to a successful conclusion.”
The Stonington Land Trust & The John Whitman Davis Trust
September 15, 2016
CLOSING ON GREENHAVEN ROAD PROPERTY COMPLETES HISTORIC PRESERVATION GOAL DECEMBER 30, 2016
The, Stonington Land Trust’s, Stanton-Davis Farm Preservation Project has come to a successful conclusion. It has been an exciting and challenging project! We would like to express our deep appreciation to each and every one of our partners, supporters and donors. Because of your support, we have successfully closed on all 4 conservation easements; two on the Osbrook Point section of the farm and two easements up on the Greenhaven Road section.
Because of your generosity, we have been able to preserve, for all generations to come, the last remaining unprotected acreage of this historic, 1654 farm. During the process we have met many new folks, who have become friends. It has been a pleasure to come to know those who share a love of history and preservation, the way we do.
Also, we thank our late friend, ‘Whit’ Davis, and his son Larry for their lifelong, steadfast commitment to preservation and to farming. The Stonington Land Trust greatly appreciates being the organization chosen, by the John Whitman Davis Trustees, to be the one to hold these treasured conservation easements.
The Osbrook Point conservation easements, 46-acres, closed on September 15, 2016. The Greenhaven Road easements, 115.74-acres, followed on December 30, 2016.
Thank You! We could not have done it without all of you!