Coinjock in Currituck County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
American Liberty Anniversary Elm
to commemorate the dedication of
Veterans Memorial Park
in the year 2003
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 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.” 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 the evacuation of Boston, British soldiers cut it down because it bore the name “Liberty.”
Elm Research Institute
Keene, N.H. 03431
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is August 14, 1765.
Location. 36° 20.835′ N, 75° 57.073′ W. Marker is in Coinjock, North Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 132 Coinjock Canal Road, Coinjock NC 27923, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Currituck County Veterans Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal (approx. half a mile away); Hijacking Maple Leaf (approx. 5.4 miles away); Ray T. Adam's Landing Strip (approx. 6.8 miles away); Indiantown (approx. 6.8 miles away); The Whalehead Club Restoration (approx. 6.8 miles away); Duck Blinds (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coinjock.
Also see . . . Liberty Elm Tree. Excerpt:
The “Sons of Liberty”, formed more than a century later in 1765, and other protesters of British oppression, gathered under the sheltering branches of the “Liberty Tree” to organize opposition to the Crown. The Sons of Liberty grew in numbers and strength and as a symbol of resistance to oppression the settlers planted Elm trees all over New England. The 129-year-old Boston “Liberty Tree” was axed by the British in 1775 but the American(Submitted on September 5, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
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