Henry David Thoreau
Surveyor 1846- 1860
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a fine little blue-slate butterfly fluttered over the chain”
To support his philosophical and scientific endeavors, Henry David Thoreau practiced the profession of surveying to earn a living. He was well respected in Concord for his surveying work and his results have stood the test of time. As he surveyed, he took careful note of the natural world and incorporated his observations into his writing.
Erected 2018 by Surveyors Historical Society.
Location. 42° 28.121′ N, 71° 18.679′ W. Marker is in Concord, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the Henry David Thoreau Birthplace. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 341 Virginia Road, Concord MA 01742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Meriam’s Corner (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Meriam’s Corner Meriam’s Corner (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bedford Minutemen (approx. one mile away); Landscape Changes (approx. 1.1 miles away); Brooks Historical Area (approx. 1.1 miles away); Trades along the Battle Road (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ephraim Wales Bull (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Concord.
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