Danvers in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Village Training Field
In the 1770s Danvers alarm companies began training here in anticipation of troubles with Britain, and it was from this spot that Danvers minutemen responded to the Lexington Alarm of April 19, 1775. Danvers, with more than 300 men in 9 companies, was the most distant town to respond to the alarm, and in the ensuing action lost 7 killed, 2 wounded, and 1 captured, the town suffering the most casualties save for Lexington itself.
Erected 1974 by Danvers Historical Commission.
Location. 42° 34.03′ N, 70° 57.901′ W. Marker is in Danvers, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is on Centre Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located on Centre Street, between Ingersoll Street and Ingersoll Pkwy. Marker is in this post office area: Danvers MA 01923, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Deacon Nathaniel Ingersoll (within shouting distance of this marker); Salem Village Parsonage (approx. 0.2 miles away); The 1681 Salem Village Parsonage (approx. 0.2 miles away); The 1734 Addition (approx. 0.2 miles away); Samuel Parris Archaeological Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Church in Salem Village (approx. ¼ mile away); Salem Village Meeting House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Salem Village Witchcraft Victims’ Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danvers.
Categories. • Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary •
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