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Coventry in Kent County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Liberty Tree Memorial

 
 
Liberty Tree Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2015
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 Boston awakened to discover two effigies of British official hanging from the branches of a towering elm in protest of the hated Stamp Act. From that day forward it became known as the “Liberty Tree”. The “rebellious stripes”, America’s first flag became the Liberty Tree Flag. Plans for the Boston Tea Party were made there. It stood in silent witness to countless meetings and celebrations and became the rallying place from the Sons of Liberty. In August 1775, as a last act of violence prior to their evacuation of Boston, British soldiers cut it down because it bore the name “Liberty”.


Liberty Tree Society * Elm Research Institute
Keene, New Hampshire

Presented to
The General Nathanael Greene Homestead
August 14, 2013
From The Western Rhode Island Civic Historical Society

 
Erected 2013 by The Western Rhode Island Civic Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 41.657′ N, 71° 32.534′ W. Marker is in Coventry, Rhode Island, in Kent County. Marker can be reached from Taft Street, on the right when
Liberty Tree Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2015
2. Liberty Tree Memorial Marker
traveling north. Click for map. The marker is located near the cemetery behind the General Nathanael Greene Homestead. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 Taft Street, Coventry RI 02816, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Nathanael Greene Homestead Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Nathanael Greene (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nathanael Greene Memorial (about 500 feet away); The General Nathanael Greene Homestead (about 600 feet away); Kentish Guards Drill Field (approx. 5.2 miles away); General James Mitchell Varnum Home (approx. 5.2 miles away); June 12, 1775 (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Marlborough Street Chapel (approx. 5.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Coventry.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
American Liberty Elm Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2015
3. American Liberty Elm Plaque
Liberty Tree Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2015
4. Liberty Tree Memorial
Liberty Tree Memorial at Spell Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2015
5. Liberty Tree Memorial at Spell Hall
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 120 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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