Historic Markers Across Florida



The Liberty Tree



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Location: Liberty Square in Disney's Magic Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, FL
County: Orange
Coordinates: N 28° 25.157    W 081° 34.942
  28.41928333    -81.58236666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMWK9W
 



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The Liberty Tree



The original Liberty Tree, a stately elm, was a rallying point for pre-revolutionary activists. The open space under its branches was called "Liberty Hall" and a flag pole was erected through its branches with a hoisted flag the symbol for action.

Countless inflammatory cartoons and verses were nailed to its trunk and many Tories hung in effigy from its branches. perhaps its proudest moment was the repeal of the Stamp Act when innumerable lanterns blazed among its branches for all to see.