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Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Liberty Tree

 
 
Liberty Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 18, 2008
1. Liberty Tree Marker
Inscription. Upper tablet: This tablet is placed upon the Liberty Tree by the Peggy Stewart Tea Party Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution of Annapolis, Maryland, October 19, 1907 to commemorate the first treaty made here with the Susquehannocks in 1652, and that George Washington in 1791 and General Lafayette in 1824 visited St. John's College. Through the munificence of James T. Woodward, of New York City, this tree estimated to be over 600 years old, has been preserved from decay.

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.
 
Erected 2007 by Peggy Stewart Tea Party Chapter DAR, St. John's College Class of 2007.
 
Marker series. This marker
Marker and New Liberty Tree image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 18, 2008
2. Marker and New Liberty Tree
is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
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). Touch for map. Marker is on the lawn near McDowell Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America.
 
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 (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.
 
Also see . . .  St. John's College. College website has more information on the Liberty Tree. (Submitted on July 18, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyColonial EraCommunicationsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
New Liberty Tree image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 18, 2008
3. New Liberty Tree
Original Liberty Tree image. Click for full size.
undated
4. Original Liberty Tree
Photo of the original Liberty Tree on the campus of St. John's College. This tree was felled by a hurricane in 1999. Photo credit: www.stjohnscollege.edu.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,780 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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