Sheffield in Berkshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Here Stood the Big Elm
For many years the largest
Under its spreading branches
historic meetings were held
This tablet erected on the Centennial
of the planting of the Sheffield Elms
June 12, 1946
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Horticulture & Forestry.
Location. 42° 5.723′ N, 73° 21.035′ W. Marker is in Sheffield, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 7) and Silver Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sheffield MA 01257, 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. Old Parish Church Clock (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cast Steel Bell (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sheffield World War II Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sheffield World War I Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); World War II Memorial Trees (approx. Barnard Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); American Legion Post 340 Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Reconstruction of 1854 Covered Bridge (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheffield.
More about this marker.
The Big Elm appears on the Sheffield town seal. The town motto is "He who plants a tree plants hope." This giant tree grew for over four hundred years at the corner of Route 7 and Silver Street. It had to be cut down in 1926.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,262 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.