Charlestown in Sullivan County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
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."
American Liberty Elm
Named for the original Liberty Tree, a symbol of Freedom to the Sons of Liberty, and cut down by the British Redcoats in 1775. This Liberty Elm was planted as part of a national program to restore the grace and beauty of the American Elm to cities and towns across America. Planted by The Charlestown Heritage Commission.
Erected by Elm Research Institute, Keene, NH.
Location. 43° 13.992′ N, 72° 25.451′ W. Marker is in Charlestown, New Hampshire, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Main Street (New Hampshire Route 12) north of Olcott Lane, on the left Touch for map. Location coordinates are approximate and derived from Google Earth. There are several other markers and monuments in this area. Marker is in this post office area: Charlestown NH 03603, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Phineas Stevens (here, next to this marker); Fort at No. 4 (here, next to this marker); This Boulder from the Hill-Side (a few steps from this marker); General John Stark's Expedition to Bennington (within shouting distance of this marker); Charlestown, New Hampshire (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charlestown War Memorial (about 700 feet away); Charlestown World War II and Korean Conflict Memorial (about 700 feet away); Charlestown Civil War and World War Memorial (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlestown.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Horticulture & Forestry • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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