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Quincy in Norfolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

John Hancock Birth Site

 
 
John Hancock Birth Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2018
1. John Hancock Birth Site Marker
Inscription.  

On this site was born
John Hancock

January 23, 1737

Son of Reverend John Hancock,
pastor of what is now the
First Parish Church, Quincy

On his father's death, he was
adopted by his uncle — Boston's
wealthiest merchant — 1744

Graduated Harvard College — 1754

Married Dorothy Quincy — 1775

President Second Continental
Congress — 1775

First signer of the
Declaration of Independence — 1776
saying:
"I write so that George the Third
may read without his spectacles."

First Governor of Massachusetts
1780 — 1785
1787 — 1793

Signed Act incorporating
Town of Quincy — 1792

Died at Boston in the Hancock House,
built of Quincy granite:
October 8, 1793

Buried with great ceremony in the
Granary Burying Ground, Boston

"He wrote his name where all Nations should behold it,
and where all Time should not efface it."
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Presented to
The City

John Hancock Birth Site Sponsor Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2018
2. John Hancock Birth Site Sponsor Marker
of Quincy
by the
John Hancock Mutual Life
Insurance Company

 
Erected 1951 by John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & PoliticsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series list.
 
Location. 42° 15.244′ N, 71° 0.368′ W. Marker is in Quincy, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Adams Street and Hancock Street, on the right when traveling south on Adams Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 Adams Street, Quincy MA 02169, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named John Hancock Birth Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Adams Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); William Reynolds Dimmock LL.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); John Adams (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abigail Adams (approx. ¼ mile away); United First Parish Church (approx. ¼ mile away); The Men of Quincy, Mass. (approx. ¼ mile away); Hancock Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
 
Related marker.
John Hancock Birth Site Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2018
3. John Hancock Birth Site Monument
Adams Academy is in background
Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Hancock Bio. (Submitted on June 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. John Hancock Bio. (Submitted on June 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Independence National Historical Park Brochure. (Submitted on June 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
John Hancock Birth Site Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2018
4. John Hancock Birth Site Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 12, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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