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Pine Meadow in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Liberty Tree Memorial

 
 
Liberty Tree Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan M. Perrie, March 7, 2016
1. Liberty Tree Memorial Marker
Inscription.  
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 tree 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.”

 
Erected by Elm Research Institute, Keene, NH.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPatriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 14, 1765.
 
Location. 41° 52.478′ N, 72° 58.033′ W. Marker is in Pine Meadow, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is on Main
The Memorial in Chapin Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan M. Perrie, March 7, 2016
2. The Memorial in Chapin Park
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Street (U.S. 44), on the right when traveling south. The marker is located in Chapin Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 386 Main St, Pine Meadow CT 06061, Pine Meadow CT 06061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Hartford (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hartford Remembers (approx. 0.7 miles away); New Hartford Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Satan’s Kingdom (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Meeting House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Barkhamsted Center Cemetery (approx. 3.4 miles away); Barkhamsted Soldiers Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Hollow Church Bell (approx. 3˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The planting in New Hartford. (Submitted on March 15, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. The American Liberty Elm. (Submitted on March 15, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
3. The Liberty Tree. (Submitted on March 15, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
4. The Liberty Tree Society. (Submitted on March 15, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 3, 2022