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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Quincy, Massachusetts

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Dedham is the county seat for Norfolk County
Quincy is in Norfolk County
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      Bristol County (153)  
      Middlesex County (298)  
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      Suffolk County (330)  
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1Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Abigail AdamsAdams Nat’l Hist Park — Quincy, Mass —
“Improve your understanding for acquiring useful knowledge and virtue, such as will render you an ornament to society, an Honour to your Country, and a Blessing to Your parents.” Abigail Adams in a letter to her 10-year-old . . . Map (db m18502) HM
2Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Abigail Adams Cairn
From this spot, with her son, John Quincy Adams, then a boy of seven, by her side, Abigail Adams watched the smoke of burning Charlestown, while listening to the guns of Bunker Hill. Saturday, 17 June, 1775. < Lower Marker : > The Adams . . . Map (db m191821) HM
3Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Adams AcademyBuilt 1871
has been designated a National Historic Landmark This building possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of AmericaMap (db m119010) HM
4Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Adams National Historical Park
John Adams John Quincy Adams BirthplacesMap (db m40653) HM
5Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — BurnsA Man's A Man For A' That
Erected by The Burns Memorial Association of Quincy Mass. in honor of Robert Burns Scotland's most famous poet and advocate of liberty and democracy "No Spartan tube, no Attic shell No lyre Æolian I awake . . . Map (db m119033) HM
6Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Charles Vaughan Wells
Born in Quincy 1873 Killed in the dynamite explosion at the Cuartel Pinar del Rio, Cuba May 18, 1910Map (db m119667) HM
7Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Civil War Memorial
In Honor Of Our Patriot Soldiers. Killed in Battle. [Roll of Honored Dead] Died of Wounds Received in Battle. [Roll of Honored Dead] Died in Prison. [Roll of Honored Dead] Died of Disease contracted in the Army . . . Map (db m119039) HM
8Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Domenico D’Alessandro
The International H. C. B. and C. Laborer's Union of America to D. D'Alessandro [Bronze bas-relief panels] Domenico D’Alessandro International H. C. B. and C. Laborer's Union of America [seal] Labor omnia vincit ["Work conquers . . . Map (db m119230) HM
9Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Etta M. Hutchins
Erected by John Veader in memory of his daughter Etta M. Hutchins wife of Samuel G. Hutchins Died Feb. 20, 1901 aged 34 yrs. This grave given my beloved neice [sic] by her Uncle Joseph Veader Her last request was "I want . . . Map (db m122535) HM
10Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — George F. Bryan
Born Dec. 12, 1901 Enlisted March 30, 1917 Killed in Action when U.S.S. Jacob Jones was torpedoed at sea Dec. 6, 1917 First Quincy Boy killed in the World WarMap (db m119043) WM
11Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Granite Railway Incline
This gateway marks the foot of the old incline, a part of the Granite Railway. The idea of this railway was conceived and carried out by Gridley Bryant, in the face of great opposition but supported by Thomas Handasyd Perkins, to transport the . . . Map (db m198169) HM
12Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Hancock CemeteryThe Old Burial Ground
Set apart after 1640 • • • • • Here lie buried The early settlers of the town the first minister the first teacher Rev. John Hancock (1702 – 1744) for whom this place is named Father of the patriot Henry Adams (1583 – 1646) and . . . Map (db m31249) HM
13Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Henry Adams
Here lyeth the body of Henry Adams founder of the Braintree branch of the Adams family in America buried in this cemetery Oct. 8, 1646Map (db m31253) HM
14Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — John Adams
Farmer Lawyer Patriot Diplomat First Vice President Second President of the United States Side of Monument: There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public . . . Map (db m18052) HM
15Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — John Hancock Birth Site
On this site was born John Hancock January 23, 1737 Son of Reverend John Hancock, pastor of what is now the First Parish Church, Quincy On his father's death, he was adopted by his uncle — Boston's wealthiest . . . Map (db m118703) HM
16Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — John Hancock Birth Site
On this spot stood the dwelling wherein was born John Hancock President of the Congress of the United States XII January MDCCXXXVIIMap (db m119009) HM
17Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Korean War Memorial
In grateful tribute to the Men of Quincy who died in the Korean War Robert I. Adams • Thomas B. Bishop • Lawrence A. Bruno Herman E. Buzbee • James H. Cameron • Howard E. Davis Walter A. Della Chiesa • Robert J. Duffy • Kenneth . . . Map (db m119122) WM
18Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Liberty Tree Park
Site of Quincy’s Liberty Tree used as a rallying place for patriotic societies prior to the American Revolution. Granite Manufacturers Association   1956Map (db m107410) HM
19Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Moswetuset Hummock1630 - 1930
Moswetuset Hummock was the seat of Chickatawbut, Sagamore of the Massachusetts Indians; adjoining were their planting grounds. "Massachusetts" means "at the Great (Blue) Hills." With Chickatawbut Governor Winthrop made a treaty which was never . . . Map (db m48818) HM
20Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Old HouseAdams National Historical Park
National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior [ Back of marker ] “It is but the farm of a Patriot” • • • • • John Adams,   1788Map (db m40652) HM
21Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Spanish-American War Memorial1898 - 1902
Philippine Islands • Cuba Porto Rico • U.S.A.Map (db m119121) WM
22Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — The Granite Railway
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. The Granite Railway Designated by the American Society of Civil Engineers 1976 This marker commemorates the 150th anniversary of the ground breaking for the first commercial railroad in the . . . Map (db m49466) HM
23Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — The Men of Quincy, Mass.
In Grateful Remembrance of The Men of Quincy, Mass. formerly called Braintree who on land and sea fought to establish the independence of the United States of America in The Revolution of 1775-1783 Ebenezer Adams • Daniel Arnold • Hezekiah Bass • . . . Map (db m31244) HM
24Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Three Adams Brothers
In memory of Three Brothers who lived and died in the service of their Country. Sons of Thomas Boylston and Ann Harrod Adams ———————————— Thomas Boylston . . . Map (db m119177) WM
25Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — United First Parish Church
Within this church are the tombs of two Presidents of the United States and their wives John Adams – Second President 1735 1826 Abigail Adams 1744 1818 their son John Quincy Adams – Sixth President 1767 1848 Louisa Catherine Adams 1775 . . . Map (db m18051) HM
26Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Veterans MemorialGeorge F. Bryan Post — V.F.W. 613 —
In memory of our departed Comrades and Auxiliary SistersMap (db m119081) WM
27Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Vietnam War Memorial
Dedicated to the Citizens of Quincy who made the supreme sacrifice in the Vietnam War Quincy Men Killed or Missing in Action Brian P. Ahern • Richard C. Archer • Francis Builaert James E. Casale • Ralph Caspole • James H. . . . Map (db m119124) WM
28Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — William Field
A pioneer in the granite industry of QuincyMap (db m119161) HM
29Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — William Hutchinson's Grant1630 - 1930
In William Hutchinson's house near this spot his wife Anne tarried on her way to Rhode Island, exiled from Massachusetts by the General Court in April, 1638.Map (db m48816) HM
30Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — William Reynolds Dimmock LL.D.In Memory Of
Born XXV February MDCCCXXXV Died XXIX March MDCCCLXXVIII First Master of this school MDCCCLXXII-MDCCCLXXVIII ——————————— In Memory Of William Royall Tyler A.B. Born . . . Map (db m119011) HM
31Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — World War II Memorial
To commemorate the Men and Women of Quincy who honored her in World War II Lest We Forget Our War Dead These Shall Not Have Died In Vain [Roll of Honored Dead]Map (db m119084) WM
32Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — World War Memorial1917 - 1918
Dedicated to the memory of the Quincy Boys who offered their lives during the World War, that our country and its institutions might be preserved. This memorial erected by a grateful city Quincy, Massachusetts May 30, . . . Map (db m119082) WM
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Aug. 12, 2022