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

The Site of the Old Belfry

 
 
The Site of the Old Belfry Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
1. The Site of the Old Belfry Marker
Inscription.
The Site
of
The Old Belfry

from which the alarm
was rung April 19, 1775

This Tablet was erected by the
Lexington Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
1910

 
Erected 1910 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Lexington Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 42° 26.961′ N, 71° 13.858′ W. Marker was in Lexington, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker was on Massachusetts Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker was located on the Lexington Battle Green. Marker was in this post office area: Lexington MA 02420, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Marrett and Nathan Munroe House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington Green (within shouting distance of this marker); This Flag Pole (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Lexington Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington Meeting Houses
Marker on the Lexington Green Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
2. Marker on the Lexington Green
On the night of April 19, 1775, after Paul Revere and William Dawes brought word of the advancing British troops, a bell in a belfry at this location rang out the alarm. About 130 Lexington Minute Men, under Capt. John Parker, soon assembled nearby.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Cambridge Farms (within shouting distance of this marker); Line of the Minutemen (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle Green (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Lexington.
 
More about this marker. A relief image of the Old Belfry appears on the marker.

WBZ-TV, Boston, reported on Monday Dec 14, 2009 that this brass tablet was pried off the stone and taken by vandals sometime in the previous week.
—Editor

 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. See the Old Belfry at its current location.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Lexington. (Submitted on April 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Lexington. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Battle at Lexington Green, 1775. The Start of the American Revolution and the "shot heard round the world." from EyeWitness to History.com. (Submitted on April 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Lexington Battle Green Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
3. Lexington Battle Green
The Old Belfry was originally located on this green, which was the scene of the first fighting of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775.
 
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Old Belfry Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
4. The Old Belfry
This reproduction of the Old Belfry is located on a hilltop overlooking the Battle Green and can be accessed from Clarke Street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,215 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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