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

Liberty Tree Memorial

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2010
1. Liberty Tree Memorial Marker
Inscription.
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
 
Location. 41° 45.883′ N, 73° 4.154′ W. Marker is in Harwinton, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is on Bentley Drive half a mile south of Litchfield Road (Connecticut Route 118), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located next to the Harwinton Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 80 Bentley Drive, Harwinton CT 06791, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Watering Trough & Fountain (approx. mile away); Harwinton Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Harwinton
Liberty Tree Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2010
2. Liberty Tree Memorial Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Forever Mourned / Forever Honored (approx. 2.7 miles away); Torrington Vietnam Monument (approx. 3.6 miles away); VFW 155mm Howitzer (approx. 3.6 miles away); Torrington Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Coe Memorial Park (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harwinton.
 
Also see . . .  Liberty Tree on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 13, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & Patriotism
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,720 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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