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Arlington in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Samuel Whittemore

 
 
Samuel Whittemore Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
1. Samuel Whittemore Marker
Inscription.
Near this spot
Samuel Whittemore,
then 80 years old,
killed three British soldiers
April 19, 1775.
He was shot, bayoneted,
beaten and left for dead,
but recovered and lived
to be 98 years of age.

 
Location. 42° 24.926′ N, 71° 9.155′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue (U.S. 3) and Pleasant Street, on the right when traveling west on Massachusetts Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located in Whittemore Park, in front of the Jefferson Cutter House. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington MA 02474, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whittemore Park (here, next to this marker); Old Men of Menotomy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cooper’s Tavern (about 500 feet away); Captain Cooke’s Mill Lane (about 600 feet away); House of John Cutter (approx. ¼ mile away); Jason Russell House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Arlington Reservoir (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Foot of the Rocks (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington.
 
More about this marker. This marker has been relocated several times since it
Marker Whittemore Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
2. Marker Whittemore Park
was erected in the late 1800s (actual date unknown). The actual event took place in the general vicinity, rather than precisely at the marker's current location.
 
Also see . . .  Menotomy Minuteman Historical Trail, A Walking Tour of Arlington’s Past. See page 10 of this link for more information about this marker. (Submitted on August 4, 2009.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Jefferson Cutter House Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
3. Jefferson Cutter House
This house, built in 1817, was owned by a mill owner named Jefferson Cutter. It is located in front of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,557 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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