Liberty Tree Memorial

Liberty Tree Memorial (HM1KKA)

Location: Coventry, RI 02816 Kent County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 41.657', W 71° 32.534'

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This American Liberty Elm was named after "The Liberty Tree: Our Country's First Symbol of Freedom." On the morning of August 14, 1765 Boston awakened to discover two effigies of British official hanging from the branches of a towering elm in protest of the hated Stamp Act. From that day forward it became known as the "Liberty Tree". The "rebellious stripes", America's first flag became the Liberty Tree Flag. Plans for the Boston Tea Party were made there. It stood in silent witness to countless meetings and celebrations and became the rallying place from the Sons of Liberty. In August 1775, as a last act of violence prior to their evacuation of Boston, British soldiers cut it down because it bore the name "Liberty".
Liberty Tree Society * Elm Research InstituteKeene, New HampshirePresented toThe General Nathanael Greene HomesteadAugust 14, 2013From The Western Rhode Island Civic Historical Society
Year Placed2013
Placed ByThe Western Rhode Island Civic Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 288445 N 4618956
Decimal Degrees41.69428333, -71.54223333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 41.657', W 71° 32.534'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 41' 39.42" N, 71° 32' 32.04" W
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Area Code(s)401
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Washington Secondary Trail, Coventry RI 02816, US
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