Coventry in Kent County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
Liberty Tree Memorial
This American Liberty Elm was named after “The Liberty Tree: Our Country’s First Symbol of Freedom.” On the morning of August 14, 1765 Boston awakened to discover two effigies of British official hanging from the branches of a towering elm in protest of the hated Stamp Act. From that day forward it became known as the “Liberty Tree”. The “rebellious stripes”, America’s first flag became the Liberty Tree Flag. Plans for the Boston Tea Party were made there. It stood in silent witness to countless meetings and celebrations and became the rallying place from the Sons of Liberty. In August 1775, as a last act of violence prior to their evacuation of Boston, British soldiers cut it down because it bore the name “Liberty”.
Liberty Tree Society * Elm Research Institute
Keene, New Hampshire
The General Nathanael Greene Homestead
August 14, 2013
From The Western Rhode Island Civic Historical Society
Erected 2013 by The Western Rhode Island Civic Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker and memorial War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1765.
Location. 41° 41.657′ N, 71° 32.534′ W. Marker is in Coventry, Rhode Island, in Kent County. Marker can be reached from Taft Street, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located near the cemetery behind the General Nathanael Greene Homestead. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 Taft Street, Coventry RI 02816, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Nathanael Greene Homestead Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Nathanael Greene (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nathanael Greene Memorial (about 500 feet away); The General Nathanael Greene Homestead (about 600 feet away); Coventry War Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Major Edouard J. Jacques (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Liberty Tree Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Kentish Guards Drill Field (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coventry.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 599 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 19, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.