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Milford in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Liberty Tree Memorial

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 11, 2019
1. Liberty Tree Memorial
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

 
Location. Marker has been reported unreadable. 38° 54.83′ N, 75° 25.566′ W. Marker is in Milford, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on Northeast Front Street (Delaware Route 14) just east of Denny Row. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Northeast Front Street, Milford DE 19963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Milford Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Vinyard Shipbuilding Company
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Home of General Alfred T.A. Torbert (approx. 0.2 miles away); Major General Alfred T.A. Torbert (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Major General Alfred T.A. Torbert (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Towers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Causey House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Milford (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milford.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on November 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
 
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