"The Presidents Tree"

"The Presidents Tree" (HM1EH4)

Location: Takoma Park, MD 20912 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 59.138', W 77° 0.231'

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Dedicated April 26, 1948 as a living memorial to the men who "Gave their last full measure of devotion to their county" in the War, 1861-1865.

The unique inscriptions on this American Beech Tree were carved by the nimble finger of Samuel M'Closky Fenton, a young farmer living in this area during the Civil War period.

This tree contains more than 450 carefully formed characters including the names of presidents from Washington to Johnson, also Lt. General U.S. Grant and a Lincoln word square. The tree was enclosed in 1948 by the Maryland - National Capital Park and Planning Commission to protect it for posterity.
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Department of Parks
-1960-
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HM NumberHM1EH4
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Year Placed1960
Placed ByThe Maryland - National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 2:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 326440 N 4317092
Decimal Degrees38.98563333, -77.00385000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 59.138', W 77° 0.231'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 59' 8.28" N, 77° 0' 13.86" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 290-298 Hilltop Rd, Takoma Park MD 20912, US
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