Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lower tablet: Before the American Revolution large trees served as meeting sites where patriots protested British actions. After independence, Maryland's Liberty Tree, a mature Tulip Poplar, continued to be an important landmark for Annapolis and for St. John's College, which, from 1929, held graduation in its shade. In September 1999, this last surviving Liberty Tree was fatally damaged by a hurricane.
Through the munificence of the graduating class of 2007, this young tulip poplar now replaced the original Liberty Tree, in the hope that it too may stand and serve St. John's, Annapolis, Maryland, and the nation for generations to come.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Communications • Native Americans • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Historic Trees series lists.
Location. 38° 58.91′ N, 76° 29.422′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of College Avenue (Maryland Route 450) and King George Street (Maryland Route 450). Marker is on the lawn near McDowell Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. For Civilization Liberty Country (within shouting distance of this marker); This Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Scott Key (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); King William's School (about 300 feet away); St. John's College Alumni Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away); Dedicated to you, a free citizen in a free land (about 300 feet away); Alexander Magruder (about 300 feet away); The Birthplace of Charles Carroll, Barrister (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,956 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.