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Revolutionary War Witness Tree

 
 
Revolutionary War Witness Tree Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, October 5, 2013
1. Revolutionary War Witness Tree Marker
Inscription.
The International
Society of
Arboriculture
and the
National
Arborist Association
jointly recognize this
significant tree in this
bicentennial year
as having lived here
during the American
Revolutionary period.
1776 1976

 
Erected 1976 by International Society of Arboriculture & National Arborist Association.
 
Location. 40° 2.85′ N, 75° 10.88′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on E Cliveden Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located near the northeast corner of the Chew mansion. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19144, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cliveden (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Germantown (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The American Side of the Street (about 500 feet away); The Delaware Regiment (about 500 feet away); Upsala (about 600 feet away); Germantown Meetinghouse (approx. mile away); Soldiers of the War of 1812 (approx. mile away); Revolutionary Soldiers Buried Here (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
Marker at Cliveden Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, October 5, 2013
2. Marker at Cliveden

 
Also see . . .  Battle of Germantown. Account of the battle from the Cliveden website. (Submitted on October 6, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryWar, US Revolutionary
 
Revolutionary War Witness Tree Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, October 5, 2013
3. Revolutionary War Witness Tree
Witness Tree at Cliveden Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, October 5, 2013
4. Witness Tree at Cliveden
The British at the Chew Mansion Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, October 5, 2013
5. The British at the Chew Mansion
The Revolutionary War Witness Tree is located next to the Chew mansion, which was a focal point of the October 4, 1777 Battle of Germantown. British troops are seen here in front of the house.
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 294 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 6, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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