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

United First Parish Church

 
 
United First Parish Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2008
1. United First Parish Church Marker
Inscription.  
Within this church are the tombs of two
Presidents of the United States
and their wives

John Adams – Second President 1735 1826
Abigail Adams 1744 1818

their son
John Quincy Adams – Sixth President 1767 1848
Louisa Catherine Adams 1775 1852

 
Erected by Adams Temple and School Fund.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 42° 15.065′ N, 71° 0.19′ W. Marker is in Quincy, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Hancock Street and Washington Street, on the left when traveling south on Hancock Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Abigail Adams (within shouting distance of this marker); Hancock Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Men of Quincy, Mass. (within
United First Parish Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2008
2. United First Parish Church Marker
Marker is located to the left of the front door of the church.
shouting distance of this marker); Henry Adams (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burns (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Hancock Birth Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Adams Academy (approx. ¼ mile away); William Reynolds Dimmock LL.D. (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
 
Also see . . .  Adams National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on April 18, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Additional keywords. Unitarian Universalism
 
National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2008
3. National Historic Landmark Marker
United First Parish Church
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
this site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating or illustrating
the history of the United States

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service

1971
Landmark Marker on Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2008
4. Landmark Marker on Church
The Landmark Plaque is to the right of the front door of the United First Parish Church.
Church from Hancock Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2008
5. Church from Hancock Cemetery
The Adamses were originally laid to rest in Hancock Cemetery, located across the street from the United First Parish Church. The original marker for John Quincy Adams can be seen in the photo.
Tombs of the Presidents image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 23, 2017
6. Tombs of the Presidents
Presidents John and John Quincy Adams, along with their wives, are entombed within the United First Parish Church in Quincy.
<i>First Church (Unitarian) Quincy, Mass.</i>... image. Click for full size.
Postcard by L.A. Chapin, circa 1915
7. First Church (Unitarian) Quincy, Mass....
Beneath the Portico of the Church are entombed the remains of John Adams and John Quincy Adams.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 947 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 18, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on August 24, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on November 19, 2015.
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