Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Liberty Tree
Erected 1905 by Local Society of the Sons of the Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Landmarks • Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees 🌲, and the Sons of the American Revolution series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1766.
Location. 32° 47.352′ N, 79° 55.836′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Alexander Street 0.1 miles north of Calhoun Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 80 Alexander Street, Charleston SC 29403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Borough Houses (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Borough Houses (about 500 feet away); 28 Chapel Street Blake-Grimké House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emanuel AME Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emanuel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Benjamin DuPré House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
1. Additional information about the “Sons of Liberty” and the takings place of that day.
Meeting of the revolutionary group the “Sons of Liberty” in the Fall 1766. (They were barred from meeting in public.) 1. Christopher Gadsden, Merchant. 2. Captain John William Johnson, Blacksmith. 3. Joseph Veree, Carpenter. 4. John Fullerton, Carpenter. 5. James Brown, Carpenter. 6. Nathaniel Libby, Ship Carpenter. 7. George Flagg, Painter & Glazier. 8. Thomas Coleman, Upholsterer. 9. John Hall, Coachmaker. 10. William Field, Carver. 11. Robert Jones, Sadler. 12. John Loughton, Coachmaker. 13. W. Rodgers, Wheelwright. 14. John Calvert, Clerk. 15. H. Y. Bookless, Wheelwright. 16. J. Barlow, Sadler. 17. Tunis Teabout, Blacksmith.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,226 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. 4. submitted on January 24, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.