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Revolutionary War Witness Tree

 
 
Revolutionary War Witness Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 5, 2013
1. Revolutionary War Witness Tree Marker
Inscription.  
The International
Society of
Arboriculture
and the
National
Arborist Association
jointly recognize this
significant tree in this
bicentennial year
as having lived here
during the American
Revolutionary period.
1776             1976

 
Erected 1976 by International Society of Arboriculture & National Arborist Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 40° 2.85′ N, 75° 10.88′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on E Cliveden Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located near the northeast corner of the Chew mansion. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cliveden (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Germantown (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The American Side of the Street (about 500 feet away); The Delaware Regiment
Marker at Cliveden image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 5, 2013
2. Marker at Cliveden
(about 500 feet away); Upsala (about 600 feet away); Germantown Meetinghouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Soldiers of the War of 1812 (approx. ¼ mile away); Revolutionary Soldiers Buried Here (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Germantown. Account of the battle from the Cliveden website. (Submitted on October 6, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Revolutionary War Witness Tree image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 5, 2013
3. Revolutionary War Witness Tree
Witness Tree at Cliveden image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 5, 2013
4. Witness Tree at Cliveden
The British at the Chew Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 5, 2013
5. The British at the Chew Mansion
The Revolutionary War Witness Tree is located next to the Chew mansion, which was a focal point of the October 4, 1777 Battle of Germantown. British troops are seen here in front of the house.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 503 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 6, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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