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

Samuel Whittemore

 
 
Samuel Whittemore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
1. Samuel Whittemore Marker
Inscription.
Near this spot
Samuel Whittemore,
then 80 years old,
killed three British soldiers
April 19, 1775.
He was shot, bayoneted,
beaten and left for dead,
but recovered and lived
to be 98 years of age.

 
Location. 42° 24.923′ N, 71° 9.149′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue (U.S. 3) and Mystic Street (Massachusetts Route 60), on the right when traveling west on Massachusetts Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located in Whittemore Park, in front of the Jefferson Cutter House which houses the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 611 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington MA 02474, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whittemore Park (a few steps from this marker); Old Men of Menotomy (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cooper’s Tavern (about 500 feet away); Captain Cooke’s Mill Lane (about 600 feet away); House of John Cutter (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jason Russell House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Arlington Reservoir (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Foot of the Rocks (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
More about this marker.
Marker Whittemore Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
2. Marker Whittemore Park
This marker has been relocated several times since it was erected in the late 1800s (actual date unknown). The actual event took place in the general vicinity, rather than precisely at the marker's current location.
 
Also see . . .  Menotomy Minuteman Historical Trail, A Walking Tour of Arlington’s Past. See page 10 of this link for more information about this marker. (Submitted on August 4, 2009.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Jefferson Cutter House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
3. Jefferson Cutter House
This house, built in 1817, was owned by a mill owner named Jefferson Cutter. It is located in front of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,729 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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