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Rehoboth in Bristol County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Liberty Tree

 
 
Liberty Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 1, 2012
1. Liberty Tree Marker
Inscription.  During the American Revolution, a large white oak called "the Liberty Tree" stood near this place, which was then near the edge of a field. Beacons warning of trouble in Rhode Island could be seen by watchers at nearby Horton's Signal. After receiving an alarm from watchmen, Rehoboth's minutemen assembled here before responding to British attacks.
 
Erected by Rehoboth Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 41° 48.416′ N, 71° 15.292′ W. Marker is in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is on Brook Street, on the left when traveling west. The marker is located between Chestnut and Wood Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 161 Brooks Street, Rehoboth MA 02769, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Palmer River Pound (approx. ¼ mile away); Horton Signal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Original Oak Swamp Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Samual Baker Grist & Sawmill Site
Liberty Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 1, 2012
2. Liberty Tree Marker
A new Oak tree was planted to replace the Liberty Tree
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Orleans Manufacturing Co. (approx. 1.2 miles away); Daniel Bullock- Samuel Baker Sawmill site 1750-1850 (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Palmer's River Meeting House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Sabin Sawmill (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rehoboth.
 
Liberty Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 1, 2012
3. Liberty Tree Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 834 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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