Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
William Dawes Jr.
and first messenger sent by
Warren from Boston to Lexington
on the night of April 18-19 1775
to warn Hancock and Adams
of the coming of the British troops.
Born April 6 1745
Died February 25 1799
Placed by the
Sons of the Revolution
April 19, 1899
Erected 1899 by Massachusetts Society Sons of the Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution series list.
Location. 42° 21.495′ N, 71° 3.592′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Tremont Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in King’s Chapel Burial Ground. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pilgrims and Patriots (here, next to this marker); Welcome to King’s Chapel Burying Ground The First Governor (a few steps from this marker); King’s Chapel Burial Ground (a few steps from this marker); The Ice King, the Castle Captain, and the She-Merchant (a few steps from this marker); Life and Death in Colonial Boston (within shouting distance of this marker); King’s Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Take a tour of the markers found in King’s Chapel Burying Ground.
Also see . . . The Midnight Ride of William Dawes?. (Submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,319 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.