Liberty Tree Memorial

Liberty Tree Memorial (HM11FN)

Location: Searsport, ME 04974 Waldo County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 27.529', W 68° 55.469'

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Planted in honor of those who lost their lives in the tragic events on September 11, 2001

The 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". For the next ten years, it stood in silent witness to countless meetings, speeches and celebrations, and often served as 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".
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HM NumberHM11FN
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Placed ByElm Research Institute
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 7:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 506007 N 4922837
Decimal Degrees44.45881667, -68.92448333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 27.529', W 68° 55.469'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 27' 31.74" N, 68° 55' 28.14" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 42-46 E Main St, Searsport ME 04974, US
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