Liberty Tree

Liberty Tree (HM5WY)

Location: Annapolis, MD 21401 Anne Arundel County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 58.91', W 76° 29.422'

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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.
HM NumberHM5WY
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Year Placed2007
Placed ByPeggy Stewart Tea Party Chapter DAR, St. John's College Class of 2007
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 3:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 370910 N 4315816
Decimal Degrees38.98183333, -76.49036667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.91', W 76° 29.422'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 54.60" N, 76° 29' 25.32" W
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Area Code(s)410, 301, 443, 202, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 62 MD-450, Annapolis MD 21401, US
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