Albertville in Marshall County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
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, 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.” It stood in silent witness to countless meetings, speeches and celebrations, and became 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.”
Elm Research Institute, Keene, NH
Erected 2010 by City of Albertville.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees series list.
Location. 34° 15.883′ N, 86° 12.2′ W. Marker is in Albertville, Alabama, in Marshall County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of Jackson Street and Baltimore Avenue. Located in Graham Park, behind the Albertville Public Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Jackson Street, Albertville AL 35950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Albertville (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Seventh District Agricultural School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pre-Civil War Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away); Albert Family (approx. ¾ mile away); A Celebration of 150 Years (approx. 0.8 miles away); City of Boaz (approx. 5.1 miles away); Sardis City Beginnings (approx. 7.6 miles away); Ravine Used For Protection Against Yankee Shelling (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albertville.
Regarding Liberty Tree Memorial. This Liberty Tree Memorial was dedicated on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. It included a Veteran’s recognition ceremony.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2014, by John Hansel of Keene, New Hampshire. This page has been viewed 632 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on July 20, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photo 1. submitted on April 9, 2014, by John Hansel of Keene, New Hampshire. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.