Searsport in Waldo County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
Liberty Tree Memorial
Planted in honor of those who lost their lives in the tragic events on September 11, 2001
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 their evacuation of Boston, British soldiers cut it down because it bore the name "Liberty".
Erected by Elm Research Institute.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: 9/11 Attacks • Colonial Era • Horticulture & Forestry • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1820.
Location. 44° 27.529′ N, 68° 55.469′ W. Marker is in Searsport, Maine, in Waldo County. Memorial Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 43 East Main Street, Searsport ME 04974, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Soldiers' Monument / Monumnet aux soldats et La Guerre de Sécession (a few steps from this marker); Main Street, 1875 (within shouting distance of this marker); Making a Living / Gagner sa vie (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Ward, Ship Carpenter: Living and Working in a Neighborhood of Artisans (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Hall (about 400 feet away); Early Banking / Les premières banques (about 500 feet away); Raising the Flag / Hisser le drapeau (about 500 feet away); The Growth of Ship Building: Isaac Carver / Le développement des chantiers navals : Isaac Carver (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Searsport.
Also see . . . America Must Remember Boston's Liberty Tree. (Submitted on May 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 651 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.