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

The First Provincial Congress

 
 
The First Provincial Congress Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
1. The First Provincial Congress Marker
Inscription.  
The First Provincial Congress
of delegates from the towns of
Massachusetts
was called by conventions of
the people to meet at Concord on the
eleventh day of October 1774.

The delegates assembled here
in the Meeting-House on that day
and organized
with John Hancock as President
and Benjamin Lincoln as secretary.

Called together to maintain
the rights of the people
this Congress
assumed the government of the province
and by its measures prepared the way
for the War of the Revolution.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 42° 27.595′ N, 71° 20.889′ W. Marker is in Concord, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Lexington Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Concord MA 01742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Wright Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); On this Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Millpond
Marker in Concord image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
2. Marker in Concord
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roger Brown (about 300 feet away); The Milldam (about 300 feet away); Concord Massachusetts World War I Honor Roll (about 300 feet away); Jethro’s Tree (about 400 feet away); Concord Massachusetts Spanish American War Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Concord.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,330 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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