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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cambridge

 
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Cambridge, Massachusetts and Vicinity
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    Norfolk County (80)
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1Massachusetts (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
2Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Christ Church
Oldest church building in Cambridge. Built in 1760 occupied by Continental troops in 1775. — Map (db m117362) HM
3Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Davenport Car Manufactory
Site of the factory of Charles Davenport Pioneer of railroad car development Builder of carriages and stages 1832 – 1857 — Map (db m49748) HM
4Massachusetts (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 . . . — Map (db m49766) HM
5Massachusetts (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
6Massachusetts (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
7Massachusetts (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
8Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — MA-27 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
. . . — Map (db m17963) HM
9Massachusetts (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 . . . — Map (db m18167) HM
10Massachusetts (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 Used . . . — Map (db m109037) HM
11Massachusetts (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
12Massachusetts (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
13Massachusetts (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
14Massachusetts (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 . . . — Map (db m44255) HM
15Massachusetts (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
16Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Putnam School
Site of Fort Putnam Erected by the American forces December 1775 During the Siege of Boston — Map (db m55623) HM
17Massachusetts (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
18Massachusetts (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
19Massachusetts (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 Concord — Map (db m55622) HM
20Massachusetts (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
21Massachusetts (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
22Massachusetts (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 1950 — Map (db m19085) HM
23Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Washington Elm
Under this tree Washington first took command of the American Army, July 3d 1775 — Map (db m125607) HM
24Massachusetts (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 defence of the . . . — Map (db m17999) HM
25Massachusetts (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
 
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