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Fort Lee in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Liberty Tree Memorial

 
 
Liberty Tree Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 24, 2013
1. Liberty Tree Memorial Marker
Inscription.
This American Liberty Elm was named after “The Liberty Tree: Our Country’s first Symbol of Freedom.” On the morning of August 14, 1765, the people of Boston awakened to discover two effigies suspended from an elm tree in protest of the hated Stamp Act. From that day forward that elm became known as “The Liberty Tree.” It stood in silent witness to countless meetings, speeches and celebrations, and became the rallying place for the Sons of Liberty. In August of 1775, as a last act of violence prior to their evacuation of Boston, British soldiers cut it down because it bore the name “Liberty.”

Elm Research Institute, Keene, NH

( Second Marker : )
American Liberty Elm


Planted by the Fort Lee Common Sense Society on the Bicentennial of the death of American Patriot Thomas Paine, June 8, 2009, on the spot where Paine began to pen “The American Crisis” in 1776.

Elm Research Institute, Keene, NH

 
Erected 2009 by Elm Research Institute.
 
Location. 40° 50.921′ N, 73° 58.13′ W. Marker is in Fort Lee, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker can be reached from Parker Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map
Second Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 24, 2013
2. Second Marker
. Marker is located in Fort Lee's Monument Park. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Lee NJ 07024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldiers of the American Revolution (a few steps from this marker); General Henry Knox (within shouting distance of this marker); General Horatio Gates (within shouting distance of this marker); General George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Lee Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Army Road (within shouting distance of this marker); General Nathaniel Greene (within shouting distance of this marker); General Hugh Mercer (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Lee.
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryWar, US Revolutionary
 
Liberty Tree Memorial Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 23, 2013
3. Liberty Tree Memorial Markers
Liberty Elm Tree image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 24, 2013
4. Liberty Elm Tree
Liberty Tree Memorial in Monument Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 24, 2013
5. Liberty Tree Memorial in Monument Park
The Soldiers of the American Revolution monument can be seen beyond the Liberty Elm Tree.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 459 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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