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

Washington First Took Command

 
 
Washington First Took Command Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. Washington First Took Command Marker
Inscription.
Under this tree
Washington
first took command
of the
American Army,
July 3d 1775

 
Location. 42° 22.583′ N, 71° 7.29′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Garden Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Cambridge Common. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge MA 02138, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gen. Casimir Pulaski ( a few steps from this marker); These Cannon Were Abandoned ( a few steps from this marker); Washington’s General Orders ( a few steps from this marker); Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko ( a few steps from this marker); Old Charlestown – Watertown Path ( within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Henry Knox Trail ( within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Way to Charlestown ( about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on the Cambridge Common image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Marker on the Cambridge Common
Washington Marker in Cambridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. Washington Marker in Cambridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,576 times since then and 124 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week July 2, 2017. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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