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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 Cosmos Mariner, August 21, 2019
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."
 
Erected by Elm Research Institute, Keene, NH.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees series list.
 
Location. 41° 42.092′ N, 71° 35.557′ W. Marker is in Coventry, Rhode Island, in Kent County. Marker is on Flat River Road (Rhode Island Route 117) east
Liberty Tree Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 21, 2019
2. Liberty Tree Memorial
(Coventry Town Hall in background)
of Brenda Drive (Walker Lane), on the right when traveling east. Marker and subject Elm tree are located on the north side of Coventry Town Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1670 Flat River Road, Coventry RI 02816, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Major Edouard J. Jacques (a few steps from this marker); Coventry War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The General Nathanael Greene Homestead (approx. 2˝ miles away); Nathanael Greene (approx. 2.6 miles away); Nathanael Greene Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Liberty Tree Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Nathanael Greene Homestead Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Waterman Tavern (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coventry.
 
Also see . . .
1. Liberty Tree Site. One block east of Boylston Station (Green Line) and Boston Common, at Washington and Essex Streets, is the site of the famous Liberty Tree. Embedded in the wall of the building located at 630 Washington Street is a tablet marking the spot of the historic landmark, bearing the inscription "Sons of Liberty, 1766." (Submitted on July 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. The American Liberty Elm. The state tree of both Massachusetts and North Dakota, American elm is a beautiful tree but subject to getting a serious disease
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called Dutch elm disease or DED. The good news is that resistant tree strains are starting to improve the American elm's situation. Elm Research Institute (ERI) has developed on of the best, called the American Liberty Elm, and offers matching grants to groups who want to plant the tree. (Submitted on July 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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Nov. 26, 2020