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

Henry David Thoreau

Surveyor 1846- 1860

 

—Point of Beginning —

 
Henry David Thoreau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kimberly Buchheit, July 15, 2018
1. Henry David Thoreau Marker
close up of the plaque mounted on the monument
Inscription.
“as I am measuring along the Marlboro Road-
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.

This monument in honor of Henry David Thoreau set July 2018 by Surveyors Historical Society

 
Erected 2018 by Surveyors Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 28.121′ N, 71° 18.679′ W. Marker is in Concord, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Touch for map. Marker is at the Henry David Thoreau Birthplace. Marker is at or near this postal address: 341 Virginia Road, Concord MA 01742, United States of America.
 
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 (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Meriam’s Corner
Henry David Thoreau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kimberly Buchheit
2. Henry David Thoreau Marker
(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.
 
Additional keywords. Surveying
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Henry David Thoreau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kimberly Buchheit, July 15, 2018
3. Henry David Thoreau Marker
full view of top of monument, with sundial, plaque and survey point
Henry David Thoreau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kimberly Buchheit, July 15, 2018
4. Henry David Thoreau Marker
Thoreau's birthplace, with monument in front
Henry David Thoreau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kimberly Buchheit, July 15, 2018
5. Henry David Thoreau Marker
David Ingram and Richard Leu at the site of the new "Point of Beginning" honoring Thoreau at his birthplace.
Henry David Thoreau image. Click for full size.
By George F. Parlow (image courtesy of Libary of Congress), circa 1879
6. Henry David Thoreau
 
 
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