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Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

King’s Chapel

 
 
King’s Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. King’s Chapel Marker
King's Chapel and Burying Ground is located along the route of Boston's Freedom Trail.
Inscription.
Founded 1686
its first building was
the first Church of England
in Boston

The corner stone
of the present building
was laid August 11, 1749

After the Revolution
it became
the first Unitarian Church
in the United States

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 42° 21.483′ N, 71° 3.612′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Tremont Street and School Street, on the left when traveling south on Tremont Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Life and Death in Colonial Boston (a few steps from this marker); King's Chapel and Beyond (a few steps from this marker); Omni Hotels: The Parker House (a few steps from this marker); King’s Chapel Burial Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to King’s Chapel Burying Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); William Dawes Jr. (within shouting
King’s Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. King’s Chapel Marker
This marker is on the front wall of the church, to the right of the entrance.
distance of this marker); Pilgrims and Patriots (within shouting distance of this marker); The Parker House (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
 
Also see . . .  King's Chapel and Burying Ground. Details of the Freedom Trail from the City of Boston website. (Submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. National Historic Landmark Marker
King’s Chapel
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
this site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating or illustrating
the history of the United States

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service

1964
Marker at King’s Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
4. Marker at King’s Chapel
King’s Chapel's National Historic Landmark Marker is located to the left of the front door of the church.
King’s Chapel Burying Ground image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
5. King’s Chapel Burying Ground
The Burying Ground at King’s Chapel, established in 1630, is Boston's first and oldest burying place.
Gravestone of Joseph Tapping image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
6. Gravestone of Joseph Tapping
King's Chapel Burying Ground contains many elaborately carved gravestones. The stone of Joseph Tapping (died 1678) is generally considered to be one of the most attractive in all of Boston.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 794 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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