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Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Dorchester Heights Thomas Park

 
 
Dorchester Heights  Thomas Park Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Location. 42° 19.973′ N, 71° 2.828′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. 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.
 
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); The Land (approx. 1.2 miles away); In Commemoration (approx. 1.4 miles away); South Station (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
Also see . . .  Dorchester Heights. Boston National Historical Park website. (Submitted on May 5, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
South Boston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. South Boston Marker
Marker at Thomas Park image. Click for full size.
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.
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.
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,247 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 5, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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