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Concord, Massachusetts Historical Markers

 
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By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
Markers on Liberty Road
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Acton Minutemen
Line of March April 19, 1775 Acton Minutemen — Map (db m19081) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Acton Minutemen
Line of March April 19, 1775 Acton Minutemen — Map (db m19082) HM
Massachusetts (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
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Bedford Minutemen
Line of March April 19, 1775 — Map (db m19076) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Bedford Minutemen
Line of March April 19, 1775 — Map (db m19078) HM
Massachusetts (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 Bridge — Map (db m18168) HM
Massachusetts (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
Massachusetts (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
Massachusetts (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
Massachusetts (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
Massachusetts (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
Massachusetts (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 . . . — Map (db m107673) WM

Massachusetts (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

Massachusetts (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

Massachusetts (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 . . . — Map (db m107676) WM

Massachusetts (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 Grape — Map (db m36721) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — First Town House
Near this spot stood the first Town House used for town meetings and the county courts 1721 – 1794 — Map (db m18523) HM
Massachusetts (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, 1775 — Map (db m18022) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — 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 Disobedience.” — Map (db m82325) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — House and Farm of Colonel James Barrett
House and Farm of Colonel James Barrett. Commanding Officer of the Middlesex 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 . . . — Map (db m18064) HM
Massachusetts (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
Massachusetts (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
Massachusetts (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
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Major John Buttrick
. . . — Map (db m18172) HM
Massachusetts (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 time . . . — Map (db m18173) HM
Massachusetts (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 Charleston. — Map (db m18055) HM
Massachusetts (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
Massachusetts (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 m18377) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Nathaniel Hawthorne
. . . — Map (db m31277) HM
Massachusetts (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
Massachusetts (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
Massachusetts (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 sleeps; . . . — Map (db m45237) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Roger Brown1749 - 1840
. . . — Map (db m36722) HM
Massachusetts (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
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — The Larch Path
Nathaniel Hawthorne loved and walked these grounds as Bronson Alcott had done before him. Trees and paths sheltered their spirits as the house did friends and family. — Map (db m31280) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — The Milldam1630 - 1930
This short stretch of street still known as the milldam was the site of an Indian fishing weir and was laid out along the dam built soon after the settlement of the town in 1635. — Map (db m18170) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — The Millpond1636
Used for water, fish, power and skating lay south and west of this spot. April 19, 1775 British troops dumped captured cannon shot, musket balls and barrels of flour into the pond. The militia later recovered most of the ammunition and a good part . . . — Map (db m18555) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — The Minuteman of Concord 1775
. . . — Map (db m18017) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — The Muster Field
“Will you let them burn the town down?” Lt. Joseph Hosmer of Concord “I haven’t a man who’s afraid to go.” Captain Isaac Davis of Acton “Do not fire on the King’s troops unless first fired . . . — Map (db m18200) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — The North BridgeMinute 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 m18370) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — The North BridgeMinute 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 m18372) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — The Road to Colonel Barrett’s
In 1775 you would be standing at a fork on the Groton Road. The east fork, restored by the National Park Service, today leads up the hill to the Visitor Center. The west fork, now traced as a mown path, led to Colonel Barrett’s farm over a mile . . . — Map (db m18202) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — The Wright Tavern
Built in 1747 Kept by Amos Wright in 1775 --------------- Here met the Committees of the Provincial Congress on the eve of the Revolution while the larger body sat in a Meeting House close by. --------------- Headquarters of the Minutemen in the . . . — Map (db m18525) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Thoreau’s Cabin
Site of Thoreau’s Cabin Discovered Nov. 11, 1945 by Roland Wells Robbins Also, on a nearby fieldstone (see Fig. 3): Beneath these Stones lies the Chimney Foundation of Thoreau’s Cabin 1845–1847 “Go thou my . . . — Map (db m49548) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Trades along the Battle RoadMinute Man Nat’l Hist Park, Mass
In 1775, the house before you was the home of Job and Anna Brooks, and their children Asa and Anna. Across the street was the home of cousin Joshua Brooks and his family. From the late 17th century until the 19th century, there was a tannery at . . . — Map (db m18553) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Two Revolutions
The 18th-century American Revolution was followed by a 19th-century literary revolution in Concord, which advanced our ideas of individual liberty and equality. Concord authors such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, Henry David Thoreau and . . . — Map (db m45234) HM

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