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

Lexington Green

 
 
Lexington Green Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
1. Lexington Green Marker
Inscription.
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

1962

 
Erected 1962 by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 42° 26.959′ N, 71° 13.836′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Massachusetts Ave (Massachusetts Route 4), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is 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 marker. This Flag Pole (here, next to this marker); Lexington Meeting Houses (a few steps from this marker); The Site of the Old Belfry (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Marrett and Nathan Munroe House (within shouting distance of this marker); Line of the Minutemen
Lexington Green image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
2. Lexington Green
The first fighting of the American Revolution occured on this Green on April 19, 1775. The marker is located at the base of the flag pole.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington Minuteman (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Lexington Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Prince Estabrook (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Lexington.
 
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.) 
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Flag Pole on Lexington Green image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
3. Flag Pole on Lexington Green
This flag is flown 24 hous a day.
Minute Man Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
4. Minute Man Statue
This statue of Capt. John Parker, commander of the Lexington Minute Men, stands at the east end of the Lexington Green. The flag pole where the marker is located can be seen behind the statue.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,352 times since then and 107 times this year. 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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