Northampton in Hampshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Liberty Tree Memorial
The 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 awak- ened 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". For the next ten years, it stood in silent witness to countless meetings, speeches and celebrations, and often served as 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".
Westmoreland, New Hampshire
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: 9/11 Attacks • Environment. A significant historical date for this entry is August 14, 1765.
Location. 42° 19.423′ N, 72° 37.539′ W. Marker is in Northampton, Massachusetts, in Hampshire County. Marker is at Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Northampton MA 01060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. BPOE Veterans Monument (a few steps from this marker); Pomeroy Terrace (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pomeroy (about 300 feet away); Cornet Joseph Parsons (about 600 feet away); Northampton Gulf War Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Calvin Coolidge (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Meeting House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shays' Rebellion (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northampton.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 6, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.