Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
East Lexington in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Charles Follen

 
 
Charles Follen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
1. Charles Follen Marker
Inscription.
Born in Hesse-Darmstadt
September 4, 1796
A fearless advocate
of Liberty and Justice.
Exiled for conscience sake,
he sought in America the freedom
denied him in the Old World.
Distinguished
for rich and varied learning,
for uncompromising devotion to
the cause of the oppressed
and enslaved, and for the simplicity
and integrity of his character.
He organized in this town
the Free Christian Church
and became its first pastor.
Designed the octagon meeting house
here erected and on his way to
its dedication was lost in the
burning of the steamboat
“Lexington”
on Long Island Sound
January 13, 1840.
----------
This lablet erected
1915

 
Erected 1915.
 
Location. 42° 25.783′ N, 71° 12.43′ W. Marker is in East Lexington, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Massachusetts Ave. (Massachusetts Route 4) and Barnes Place, on the right when traveling north on Massachusetts Ave.. Click for map. Marker is located infront of the Follen Community Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 755 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington MA 02420, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this
Marker in East Lexington image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
2. Marker in East Lexington
marker, measured as the crow flies. Robbins Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Munroe Tavern (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Foot of the Rocks (approx. 1.5 miles away); a different marker also named The Foot of the Rocks (approx. 1.5 miles away); Arlington Reservoir (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old Belfry (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lexington Ship Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lexington Minuteman (approx. 1.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable Persons
 
Follen Community Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
3. Follen Community Church
This church, built in 1839, is the oldest standing church building in Lexington. The octagonal sanctuary seen in the photo was designed by Rev. Charles Follen. The church is on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 732 times since then and 52 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.
Paid Advertisement