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

The Millpond

1636

 
 
The Millpond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
1. The Millpond Marker
Inscription.
Used for water, fish, power
and skating lay south and west
of this spot. April 19, 1775
British troops dumped captured
cannon shot, musket balls and
barrels of flour into the pond.
The militia later recovered most
of the ammunition and a good part
of the flour from the centers
of the barrels.

Small shops built on the dam;
which is now the street, extended
to the south over the water.
The pond was drained and the
mill brook set in its present
course in 1836.

 
Location. 42° 27.605′ N, 71° 20.95′ W. Marker is in Concord, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Main Street (Massachusetts Route 64) near 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 Milldam (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wright Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Jethro’s Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry David Thoreau (within shouting distance of this marker); On this Hill (within shouting distance
Concord Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
2. Concord Marker
of this marker); The First Provincial Congress (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roger Brown (about 300 feet away); First Town House (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Concord.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Concord. (Submitted on May 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
3. Marker on Main Street
The road that today is Main Street, seen in the photo, was once the top of the millpond dam.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 832 times since then and 59 times this year. 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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