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

The First Provincial Congress

 
 
The First Provincial Congress Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
1. The First Provincial Congress Marker
Inscription.
The First Provincial Congress
of delegates from the towns of
Massachusetts
was called by conventions of
the people to meet at Concord on the
eleventh day of October 1774.

The delegates assembled here
in the Meeting-House on that day
and organized
with John Hancock as President
and Benjamin Lincoln as secretary.

Called together to maintain
the rights of the people
this Congress
assumed the government of the province
and by its measures prepared the way
for the War of the Revolution.

 
Location. 42° 27.595′ N, 71° 20.889′ W. Marker is in Concord, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Lexington Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Concord MA 01742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Wright Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); On this Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Millpond (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roger Brown (about 300 feet away); The Milldam (about 300 feet away); Jethro’s Tree
Marker in Concord image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
2. Marker in Concord
(about 400 feet away); Henry David Thoreau (about 500 feet away); First Town House (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Concord.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,203 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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