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: Colonial Era • Horticulture & Forestry • Military • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 44° 27.529′ N, 68° 55.469′ W. Marker is in Searsport, Maine, in Waldo County. Memorial is 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 (a few steps from this marker); Main Street, 1875 (within shouting distance of this marker); Making a Living (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Ward, Ship Carpenter (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Hall (about 400 feet away); Early Banking (about 500 feet away); Raising the Flag (about 500 feet away); The Growth of Ship Building (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 November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 601 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.