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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Clickable Map of Middlesex County, Massachusetts and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Middlesex County, MA (297) Essex County, MA (278) Norfolk County, MA (102) Suffolk County, MA (330) Worcester County, MA (351) Hillsborough County, NH (38)  MiddlesexCounty(297) Middlesex County (297)  EssexCounty(278) Essex County (278)  NorfolkCounty(102) Norfolk County (102)  SuffolkCounty(330) Suffolk County (330)  WorcesterCounty(351) Worcester County (351)  HillsboroughCountyNew Hampshire(38) Hillsborough County (38)
Lowell and Cambridge are the county seats for Middlesex County
Adjacent to Middlesex County, Massachusetts
      Essex County (278)  
      Norfolk County (102)  
      Suffolk County (330)  
      Worcester County (351)  
      Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (38)  
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1Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Acton — Captain John Heald1630 - 1930
Here was the home of Captain John Heald, first selectman of Acton, who on April 19, 1689, marched to Boston with a military company to assist in the overthrow of Sir Edmund Andros.Map (db m48826) HM
2Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Acton — Captain Thomas Wheeler House1630 - 1930
Site of first house in Acton, built by Captain Thomas Wheeler in 1668. He was commissioned to keep fifty cattle for the inhabitants and at night protect them in a yard from wild beasts. He was wounded by the Indians in King Philip's War.Map (db m48823) HM
3Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Acton — Faulkner Homestead1630 - 1930
Site of garrison house built before 1700. Opposite, Ammi Ruhamah Faulkner had his saw and grist mill and woolen mill in 1735.Map (db m48819) HM
4Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Arlington — Arlington Reservoir
On this site Arlington erected a standpipe 1894 The Metropolitan Water Works acquired the standpipe and began to supply water to Arlington 1899 From the standpipe were also supplied Lexington 1903 Belmont 1909 The first standpipe . . . Map (db m50842) HM
5Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Arlington — Captain Cooke’s Mill Lane1630 – 1930
The road to Captain Cooke’s grist mill, built in 1638; the first water mill in this vicinity.Map (db m43050) HM
6Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Arlington — Cooper’s Tavern
Here stood Cooper’s Tavern, in which Jabez Wyman and Jason Winship were killed by the British April 19, 1775.Map (db m18137) HM
7Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Arlington — House of John Cutter
Site of the house of John Cutter. Set on fire during the British retreat, April 19, 1775.Map (db m18140) HM
8Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Arlington — Jason Russell House1630 – 1930
Built by Martha, widow of William Russell, about 1680. Occupied until 1890 by her descendants, of whom Jason Russell lost his life in the conflict of April 19, 1775.Map (db m43052) HM
9Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Arlington — Old Men of Menotomy
At this spot on April 19, 1775 the Old Men of Menotomy captured a convoy of eighteen soldiers with supplies on its way to join the British at Lexington.Map (db m18138) HM
10Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Arlington — Samuel Whittemore
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.Map (db m18142) HM
11Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Arlington — The Foot of the Rocks
1635 Menotomy 1807 West Cambridge 1867 Arlington This park is dedicated by the people of Arlington to the memory of Colonial Minutemen and British soldiers who met here in the first great battle of the Revolutionary War. British troops in retreat . . . Map (db m18613) HM
12Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Arlington — The Foot of the Rocks
In this neighborhood “The Foot of the Rocks” Henry Wellington, a commissioned officer of the War of 1812-14, and his wife Eliza Teele, natives of this town, made their home in 1819; in honor of his parents, and ancestors, this memorial . . . Map (db m18615) HM
13Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Arlington — Whittemore Park
“Uncle Sam”           The birthplace of Samuel Wilson once stood near the main crossroad of the Northwest parish of Cambridge, the center of the district known as Menotomy. Wilson, born on September 13, 1766, was only eight when . . . Map (db m45243) HM
14Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Ashby — Near this spot was the residence and garrison of John Fitch
Near this spot was the residence and garrison of John Fitch, for whom Fitchburg was named.On the 5th of July 1748 he was attacked by Indians and after a hot fight, in which the two soldiers with him were killed, he was captured with his whole family . . . Map (db m132882) HM
15Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Ashland — Ashland Town Hall
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Built in 1855Map (db m198144) HM
16Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Ayer — Camp Stevens Muster Ground
Camp Stevens muster ground of the 53d Regt. M.V.I. Mustered in Sept 1862 Mustered out Sept 1863 Erected 1915Map (db m175351) HM
17Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Belmont — In Memory of the Men of Belmont
who died to save the Union 1861 1865 • Lieut. John Locke Co. F 40th Regt N.Y. Vols • Lieut. Jas. McGinnis Co. H 48th Regt Mass. Vols • William H. Benson Co. H 2nd Regt U.S.S. • Albert C. Frost Co. C 15th Regt Mass. Vols • Charles . . . Map (db m198141) WM
18Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Billerica — Billerica1630 - 1930
Early name Shawshin, originally a part of Cambridge, set off as a town in 1655. Named after Billerica in Essex.Map (db m48832) HM
19Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Billerica — Danforth Homestead1630 - 1930
Site of homestead of Captain Jonathan Danforth, pioneer of Billerica and famous surveyor. "He rode the circuit, chain'd great towns and farms to good behavior; and by well worked stations he fixed their bounds for many generations. "Map (db m104020) HM
20Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Billerica — John Rogers Homestead1630 - 1930
Near this spot stood the John Rogers homestead, which was destroyed in the Indian massacre of 1695, and the entire family killed.Map (db m48838) HM
21Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Boston — They Built the Museum of Science
Brad Washburn (1910–2007) was founding director of the Museum and served in that role from 1939 until 1980. Explorer, mountaineer, aerial photographer, and cartographer, Brad created detailed maps of Mount Everest, the Grand Canyon, Denali (then . . . Map (db m176243) HM
22Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Boxborough — Henderson Inches Sawmill
Henderson Inches operated a sawmill on this site circa 1806–1865. The mill was used to clear his large oak woods which extended east and west of this location. The mill foundation, millrace and dam are visible before you. Henry David . . . Map (db m108986) HM
23Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Cambridge1630 - 1930
Location chosen in 1630 to be the capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Settled in 1631 under leadership of Thomas Dudley and called the New Town. The College ordered to be here, 1637. Name changed to Cambridge after the English University Town, . . . Map (db m48824) HM
24Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Cambridge Soldiers and Sailors Monument
The Soldiers and Sailors of Cambridge, whose names here are inscribed, died in the service of their country, in the war for the maintenance of the Union. To perpetuate the memory of their valor and patriotism, this Monument is erected by the City, . . . Map (db m177016) HM WM
25Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Christ Church
Oldest church building in Cambridge. Built in 1760 Occupied by Continental troops in 1775.Map (db m117362) HM
26Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Davenport Car Manufactory
Site of the factory of Charles Davenport Pioneer of railroad car development Builder of carriages and stages 1832 – 1857Map (db m49748) HM
27Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Dinosaurs in New EnglandRocky Hill, Connecticut — 200 million years old —
The Connecticut River valley has a large number of dinosaur tracks preserved in sedimentary rocks. These footprints were cast from tracks at Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. The site was discovered in 1966 and has more than 2,000 . . . Map (db m186293) HM
28Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — First Long-Distance Phone Call
From this site on October 9, 1876 the first two-way long distance telephone conversation was carried on for three hours. From here in Cambridgeport Thomas G. Watson spoke over a telegraph wire to Alexander Graham Bell at the office of the Walworth . . . Map (db m49766) HM
29Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Fort Washington
Constructed November 1775 by the Continental Army under General George Washington. This fort was used during the Siege of Boston and helped force its evacuation by the British.Map (db m18763) HM
30Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Fourth Meeting House
Site of the Fourth Meeting House built in 1756. Here Washington worshipped in 1775. Constitutional Convention of Massachusetts held here in 1779. Lafayette welcomed here in 1824.Map (db m77777) HM
31Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Gen. Casimir Pulaski
To the memory of Gen. Casimir Pulaski, Polish Patriot who fought for freedom on two continents. He volunteered his services to the Continental Army of the U. S. For distinguished service at the Battle of Brandywine, he was appointed a Brigadier . . . Map (db m18166) HM
32Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — MA-27 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
At this place General Henry Knox delivered to General George Washington in January 1776 the train of artillery brought from Fort Ticonderoga to force the enemy to evacuate Boston.Map (db m17963) HM
33Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko
To the memory of Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko, Polish Patriot • Hero of two continents • Champion of Liberty and the rights of man • He came to America in 1776 and volunteered his services for the cause of American Revolution • His valor and genius . . . Map (db m18167) HM
34Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Harriet A. JacobsAbolitionist, Author, and Women's Rights Advocate — c. 1813-1897 —
Harriet A. Jacobs was born into slavery in Edenton, North Carolina, to Delilah Horniblow and Daniel Jacobs. Harriet and her brother John (who later lectured for the abolitionist movement) were orphaned at an early age and passed down to the . . . Map (db m176358) HM
35Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Hollis Hall
Built by the Province of The Massachusetts Bay In New England, in 1763 Named in honor of Thomas Hollis of London, Merchant, and other members of the same family, constant and generous benefactors of Harvard College from 1719 to 1804 . . . Map (db m109037) HM
36Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Indian College
Near this spot from 1655 to 1698 stood the Indian College. Here American Indian and English students lived and studied in accordance with the 1650 charter of Harvard College calling for the education of the English and Indian youth of this . . . Map (db m77789) HM
37Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Jake & Earl's Dixie BBQ
Historic Plaque On this spot stood Jake & Earl's Dixie BBQ A favorite hangout of local patriots Destroyed by a regiment of British troops in the spring of 1775. Officially not on the Freedom Trail, it was still one of Paul Revere's . . . Map (db m70038) HM
38Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — James Walter Mullally Crossing
On the evening of October 11, 1920, James Walter Mullally, a crossing tender on the Boston & Maine Railroad at the North Cambridge station, which was located nearby, lost his life in a vain attempt to rescue the aged Mrs. Emma Osgood from an . . . Map (db m100461) HM
39Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Massachusetts Hall
Built by the Province 1720 Occupied by the American Army 1775-1776 Used for students’ rooms until 1870-1871Map (db m176992) HM
40Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Old Burying Ground
Burial place of early settlers Tory landowners and slaves Soldiers · Presidents of Harvard and prominent men of Cambridge 1635Map (db m176995) HM
41Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Old Cambridge Baptist Church
Old Cambridge Baptist Church A Progressive Peace and Justice Congregation Founded in 1844 This building, designed by Alexander Esty and constructed between 1867 and 1870, has been listed on the State and National Registers of Historic . . . Map (db m177013) HM
42Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Old Charlestown – Watertown Path
Reverend Thomas Hooker and his congregation took this path on their exodus from Cambridge in 1636. The strong bent of their spirits caused them to seek new lands and eventually to found Hartford in Connecticut. second marker: View of . . . Map (db m44255) HM
43Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Oldest House in Cambridge1630 – 1930
At Number 21 Linnaean Street is the Cooper-Austin House built in 1657 at what was then the northern end of the Cambridge Cow Common, by John Cooper, selectman, town clerk, and deacon of the church.Map (db m43049) HM
44Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Prof. John Winthrop
The greatest American mathematician and philosopher of his time, a fellow of the Royal Society, lived here from 1746 to 1779 1714-1779Map (db m177014) HM
45Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Putnam School
Site of Fort Putnam Erected by the American forces December 1775 During the Siege of BostonMap (db m55623) HM
46Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Red GraniteAswan Quarries, Egypt — Over 600 million years old —
While red granite is found elsewhere in the world, this block is from the same quarry that provided stones for the outer casing of Menkaure's pyramid at Giza, Egypt and for other ancient monuments and statues. This block is the same size as the ones . . . Map (db m186292) HM
47Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Route of William Dawes
Past this place at midnight, April 18-19, 1775, rode at the gallop William Dawes, member of the Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company and first rider to alert the Minutemen that the British were marching on Lexington and Concord. Route of William . . . Map (db m177009) HM
48Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Sir Richard's Landing
Here at the river’s edge the settlers of Watertown led by Sir Richard Saltonstall landed July 30, 1630. Here Reverend George Phillips protest in 1632 against taxation without representation struck the first note of civil liberty heard in this . . . Map (db m43365) HM
49Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Sir Richard's Landing1630 - 1930
Here at the river's edge the settlers of Watertown led by Sir Richard Saltonstall landed in June 1630. Later this spot became known as Gerry's Landing, for Elbridge Gerry, signer of the Declaration of Independence and Governor of Massachusetts who . . . Map (db m48016) HM
50Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Spot where the British Landed
Near this spot 800 British soldiers from Boston Common landed April 19th, 1775 on their march to Lexington and ConcordMap (db m55622) HM
51Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Stephen Daye
Here lived Stephen Daye who set up near by the first printing press in British America, 1638.Map (db m115316) HM
52Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — The Smoot
In Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of The Smoot. In October 1958 the span of this bridge was measured using the body of Oliver Reed Smoot MIT '62 and found to be 364.4 smoots +/-1 ear. This provided a very useful metric for generations . . . Map (db m178280) HM
53Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — These Cannon Were Abandoned
These cannon were abandoned at Fort Independence (Castle William) by the British forces when they evacuated the City of Boston March 17, 1776.Map (db m18003) HM
54Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow HouseLongfellow National Historic Site
Built in 1759 Headquarters for George Washington 1775 – 1776 . Home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Family & Descendants 1837 1950Map (db m19085) HM
55Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Washington Elm
Under this tree Washington first took command of the American Army, July 3d 1775.Map (db m125607) HM
56Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Washington’s General Orders
Washington’s General Orders given at Cambridge, July 4, 1775 “The Continental Congress having taken all the troops of the several Colonies, which have been raised, or which may be hereafter raised for the support and defense of the Liberties . . . Map (db m17999) HM
57Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Way to Charlestown1630 – 1930
Washington Street, Somerville, and Kirkland and Brattle Streets, Cambridge, "Skirting marshes and river," follow the old Indian trail from Charlestown to Watertown. Along this way in 1636 went the Reverend Thomas Hooker and his congregation on their . . . Map (db m48017) HM
58Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Carlisle — Minutemen Muster Location
On this site stood the original meeting house where Minutemen, from what is now Carlisle, assembled and marched to the North Bridge in Concord April 19, 1775 Stg. James Nickles • Pvt. Nathon Munroe • Pvt. John Nickles • Pvt. Aaron . . . Map (db m103323) HM
59Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Chelmsford — Chelmsford1630 - 1930
Settled in 1653 by people from Concord and Woburn. Named after Chelmsford in Essex.Map (db m48834) HM
60Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Chelmsford — Chelmsford1630 - 1930
Settled in 1653 by people from Concord and Woburn. Named after Chelmsford in Essex.Map (db m48836) HM
61Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Chelmsford — Chelmsford’s “Minuteman Boulder”
Here On the 19th of April 1775 The minute guns summoned The men of Chelmsford To the Concord fight. Map (db m31125) HM
62Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Chelmsford — District No. 1 School
Erected in 1802 on the site of Chelmsford’s first school house.Map (db m42361) HM
63Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Chelmsford — First School for Lip-Reading
Harriet B. Rogers, assisted by Mary S. Byam, opened here in 1866 the Chelmsford School, the first in America to successfully teach lip-reading and speech to deaf children. In 1867 it was moved to Northampton as the Clarke School for the Deaf.Map (db m42365) HM
64Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Chelmsford — Oldest Toll House
Middlesex Canal Toll House 1832 Oldest Canal Toll House in America.Map (db m31197) HM
65Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Chelmsford — Revolutionary War Monument
South-southeast face: In honor of the Townsmen of Chelmsford in the War of the Revolution This monument is erected by a Grateful posterity. East-northeast face: Lt. Col. Moses Parker and Capt. Benj. Walker Wounded at . . . Map (db m31182) HM
66Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Acton Minutemen
Line of March April 19, 1775 Acton MinutemenMap (db m19081) HM
67Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Acton Minutemen
Line of March April 19, 1775 Acton MinutemenMap (db m19082) HM
68Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — An Evolving Legacy
The world has seen no grander movement than that of our Revolution . . .   The people, to a man, were full of a great and noble sentiment. It is marvelous to see how many powerful writers, orators, and soldiers started up just at the . . . Map (db m45235) HM
69Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Bedford Minutemen
Line of March April 19, 1775Map (db m19076) HM
70Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Bedford Minutemen
Line of March April 19, 1775Map (db m19078) HM
71Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — British Soldier
19 April 1775 Near this site was buried a British soldier of the 4th the King’s Own Regt. of Foot fatally wounded at North BridgeMap (db m18168) HM
72Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Captain David Brown House Site
Here on this site lived the Brown family of Concord, who arrived from England in 1644. The exposed foundation on you left is from the first Brown family home. During the 1750s, their descendent David Brown constructed a new house. On your right, the . . . Map (db m18204) HM
73Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Captain Isaac Davis
On the morning of April 19, 1775, approximately 400 colonials stood on the hill overlooking the North Bridge. As smoke rose from Concord center, the order to march was given. In the exchange of fire that followed, Captain Isaac Davis, who had . . . Map (db m18024) HM
74Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Casey’s Home
In 1775 Casey was Samuel Whitney’s slave. When revolution came, he ran away to war, fought for the colonies, and returned to Concord a free man.Map (db m18526) HM
75Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Concord Battle Monument
Here on the 19th of April 1775 was made the first forcible resistance to British aggression. On the opposite bank stood the American Militia. Here stood the invading Army and on this spot the first of the enemy fell in the War of that Revolution . . . Map (db m18021) HM
76Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Concord Fight
On the morning of April nineteenth, 1775, while the British held this bridge, the minute-men and militia of Concord and neighboring towns gathered on the hill across the river. There the Concord Adjutant, Joseph Hosmer, demanded, “Will you let . . . Map (db m18027) HM
77Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Concord Massachusetts Civil War Memorial
West Face The Town of Concord builds this monument in honor of the brave men whose names it bears, and records with grateful pride that they found here a birthplace, home or grave. 1866. East face They died for their country in . . . Map (db m107673) WM
78Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Concord Massachusetts Spanish American War Memorial
Concord places this stone honouring the memory of Corporal Ralph P Hosmer • Private Charles A. Hart • Private George Adams of Concords Company I Sixth Massachusetts Infantry. They died at Utuado Puerto Rico in the service of their country. . . . Map (db m107680) HM WM
79Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Concord Massachusetts War Memorials
The monument on the left honors three residents killed in Korea and one lost in Iraq. Howard Francis Heyliger • James Edward Smith Jr. • Wilfrid Wheeler, III • Brian M. McPhillips The monument on the right honors five killed in Vietnam . . . Map (db m107681) HM WM
80Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Concord Massachusetts World War I Honor Roll
At the green’s south end, a large boulder features a plaque honoring 25 residents who died in World War I. The plaque also includes poetry verses writted by Concord resident Ralph Waldo Emerson. World War II. Frank Arnold Andersen • Natale Arena . . . Map (db m107676) WM
81Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Ephraim Wales Bull
planted seeds of a wild abrusca grape found growing on this hillside which after three generations through his work and wisdom became in this garden in September 1840 the Concord GrapeMap (db m36721) HM
82Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — First Town House
Near this spot stood the first Town House used for town meetings and the county courts 1721 – 1794Map (db m18523) HM
83Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Grave of British Soldiers
They came three thousand miles and died to keep the past upon its throne. Unheard beyond the ocean tide, their English mother made her moan. April 19, 1775Map (db m18022) HM
84Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau was imprisoned for one night in a jail on this site, July, 1846 for refusing to recognize the right of the state to collect taxes from him in support of slavery – an episode made famous in his essay “Civil . . . Map (db m82325) HM
85Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Henry David ThoreauSurveyor 1846- 1860 — Point of Beginning —
“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 . . . Map (db m120909) HM
86Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — House and Farm of Colonel James BarrettCommanding Officer of the Middlese Militia
On the morning of April 19, 1775, the British march from Boston which resulted in the outbreak of the Revolutionary War ended here with a search for military stores. Gun carriages found by the light infantry were burned in front of the house. Other . . . Map (db m18064) HM
87Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — House of Rev Peter Bulkeley
Here in the house of the Reverend Peter Bulkeley first minister and one of the founders of this town a bargain was made with the Squaw Sachem, the Sacamore Tahattawan and other Indians who then sold their right in the six miles square called Concord . . . Map (db m18527) HM
88Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Jethro’s Tree1630 - 1930
Near this spot stood the ancient oak known as Jethro’s Tree beneath which Major Simon Willard and his associates bought from the Indians the “6 myles of land square” ordered by the General Court for the Plantation of Concord September . . . Map (db m18169) HM
89Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Landscape Changes
At the time of the Battle, this area was a cleared pasture owned by Samuel Brooks, whose house is on Battle Road before you. In contrast to today’s forested landscape, the 1775 landscape was predominantly open farmland. A common myth about the . . . Map (db m18554) HM
90Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Major John Buttrick
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91Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Major John Buttrick House
Here was the home of the Colonial officer who led the advance to the North Bridge. With British soldiers firing directly at his men, Major John Buttrick gave the order, “Fire, fellow soldiers, for God’s sake, fire!” It was the first . . . Map (db m18173) HM
92Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Meriam’s CornerMinute Man Nat'l Hist Park, Mass — National Park Service —
Here begins the Battle Road. After brief battles at Lexington Green and Concord’s North Bridge, Colonists and British soldiers clashed here at Meriam’s Corner. Colonial militia and minute men coming from the North Bridge fight were joined by . . . Map (db m18057) HM
93Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Meriam’s Corner
The British Troops retreating from the Old North Bridge were here attacked in flank by the Men of Concord and neighboring towns and driven under a hot fire to Charlestown.Map (db m191805) HM
94Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Meriam’s CornerMinute Man National Historical Park
Minute Man National Historical Park was the starting place of the American Revolution; here the resolve of citizens willing to risk their lives for the ideals of liberty and self-determination was instrumental in the formation of the American . . . Map (db m191812) HM
95Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Nathaniel Hawthorne
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96Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — On this Hill
On this Hill the Settlers of Concord built their Meeting House near which they were buried. On the southern slope of the ridge were their Dwellings during the first winter. Below it they laid out their first Road and on the summit stood the Liberty . . . Map (db m18556) HM
97Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Orchard House
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States U. S. . . . Map (db m41905) HM
98Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Reflections of the Revolution
Concord HymnBy the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard round the world. The foe long since in silence slept; Alike the conqueror silent . . . Map (db m45237) HM
99Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Roger Brown1749 - 1840
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100Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — The First Provincial Congress
The First Provincial Congress of delegates from the towns of Massachusetts was called by conventions of the people to meet at Concord on the eleventh day of October 1774. The delegates assembled here in the Meeting-House on that day and organized . . . Map (db m18524) HM

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