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Dorchester Heights • Thomas Park

 
 
Dorchester Heights • Thomas Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. Dorchester Heights • Thomas Park Marker
Inscription.  Backed by cannons hauled from Fort Ticonderoga in New York, Patriot soldiers fortified these heights in March 1776, forcing the evacuation of British troops from Boston.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1776.
 
Location. 42° 19.973′ N, 71° 2.828′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. It is in South Boston. Marker is at the intersection of Thomas Park and Telegraph Street, on the left when traveling south on Thomas Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02127, 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. American Redoubts (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (about 400 feet away); Dorchester Heights (about 400 feet away); On these Heights (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Dorchester Heights (about 500 feet away); Sons of the Revolution (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Land (approx. 1.2 miles away); Josiah Quincy School (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
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 Dorchester Heights. Boston National Historical Park website. (Submitted on May 5, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
South Boston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. South Boston Marker
Marker at Thomas Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. Marker at Thomas Park
The victory tower can be seen at the summit of the hill behind the marker.
Dorchester Heights Victory Tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
4. Dorchester Heights Victory Tower
This white marble Georgian revival tower commemorates Washington's first victory as Commander of the Army.
Fort Ticonderoga image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
5. Fort Ticonderoga
The cannons placed at Dorchester Heights that forced the British to evacuate Boston were transported from Fort Ticonderoga, seen here, during the winter of 1775-76 by General Henry Knox.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,515 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 5, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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