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Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Robert E. Lee Tree

 
 
Robert E. Lee Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
1. Robert E. Lee Tree Marker
Inscription.
This tree was planted by
General Robert Edward Lee
while stationed at
Fort Hamilton
from 1842-1847
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The tree has been restored
and this tablet placed upon it
by the New York Chapter
United Daughters of the Confederacy
April 1912

 
Erected 1912 by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 40° 36.756′ N, 74° 1.885′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of Fort Hamilton Pkwy and 99th Street, on the right when traveling south on Fort Hamilton Pkwy. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of St. Johnís Episcopal Church. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11209, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Church of the Generals (here, next to this marker); First Resistance to British Arms in NY (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Paul Jones (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Dover Patrol (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1916 Easter Rising Memorial Marker
Brooklyn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
2. Brooklyn Marker
The tree and marker are located in fromt of St. Johnís Episcopal Church in Brooklyn.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); M1857 12 Pounder Napoleon (approx. 0.2 miles away); 13-inch Seacoast Mortar, Pattern 1861 (approx. 0.2 miles away); On July 4, 1776 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable Places
 
St. Johnís Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
3. St. Johnís Episcopal Church
This church, also called "The Church of the Generals," counted among its congregation Generals Robert E. Lee, who was a vestryman, and Stonewall Jackson, who was baptized here in 1849.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,194 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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