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Lexington, Massachusetts Historical Markers

 
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By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
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Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Battle of Lexington Monument
Sacred to Liberty & the Rights of mankind!!! The Freedom & Independence of America, Sealed and defended with the blood of her sons. This Monument is erected by the inhabitants of Lexington, under the patronage & at the expense of the Commonwealth . . . — Map (db m42586) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Buckman Tavern
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 or illustrating the history of the United States U.S. Department . . . — Map (db m18457) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Buckman Tavern
In 1714, Lexington selectmen gave John Muzzey permission to keep a “Publique House of Entertainment.” On Sundays townspeople came here for a hot flip and a warm fire after sitting for hours in the unheated church. John Buckman owned . . . — Map (db m18482) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Cambridge Farms
In 1642, 11 men were proprietors of land grants in Lexington, using their land here for farming or holding it for speculation while living in Cambridge. By 1682, about 30 families lived in Lexington, then known as Cambridge Farms. Disliking the long . . . — Map (db m18481) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Hancock - Clarke 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 or illustrating the history of the United States U.S. Department . . . — Map (db m48421) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — House of Jonathan Harrington
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Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Lexington Green
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 or illustrating the history of the United States U.S. Department . . . — Map (db m18458) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Lexington Meeting Houses
Site of the first three Meeting Houses in Lexington I Built 1692, when the town was a parish of Cambridge: II Built 1713, on the Incorporation of Lexington: III Built 1794: Burned, 1846. This spot is thus identified with the town’s history for 50 . . . — Map (db m18485) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Lexington Minuteman
Marker contains no text other than identifying the sculpture's benefactor: The bequest of Francis Brown Hayes to the town of Lexington — Map (db m23942) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Lexington Ship Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of those who served aboard a ship named Lexington ----------------- April 18, 1988 ----------------- The Lexington Lions Club U.S.S. Lexington CV-16 Association 1st Lexington 16 Gun Brigantine Originally the merchantman . . . — Map (db m18634) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Line of the Minutemen
Line of the Minutemen April 19,1775 Stand your ground Don't fire unless fired upon But if they mean to have a war let it begin here. Captain ParkerMap (db m83766) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Marrett and Nathan Munroe House
House of Marrett & Nathan Munroe-Built 1729, a Witness of the Battle — Map (db m62601) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Memorial to the Lexington Minute Men
These men gave everything dear in life, yea and life itself in support of the common cause. Back of Monument: Memorial to the Lexington Minute Men who were on the Green in the early morning engagement April 19, 1775 Capt. John Parker • Lt. . . . — Map (db m18631) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Munroe Tavern
Lexington Historical Society Munroe Tavern 1695 Earl Percy’s Headquarters April 19, 1775 — Map (db m18452) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Old Belfry
This belfry was erected on this hill in 1761 and removed to the Common in 1768. In it was hung the bell which rung out the alarm on the 19th of April 1775. In 1797 it was removed to the Parker Homestead in the south part of the town. In 1891 it . . . — Map (db m18483) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Prince Estabrook
In Honor of Prince Estabrook Prince Estabrook was a slave who lived in Lexington. At dawn on April, 19, 1775, he was one of the Lexington Minute Men awaiting the arrival of the British Regulars at the Buckman Tavern. In the battle which followed, . . . — Map (db m30085) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Rendezvous of the Minute Men
Built 1709 Rendezvous of the Minute Men before the Battle of Lexington April 19, 1775 — Map (db m18444) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Rev. Carleton A. Staples
The Hancock – Clarke House - Preserved from destruction in 1890 - stands as a memorial to Rev. Carleton A. Staples through whose personal efforts the building was saved and moved to this spot Instrumental in forming the Lexington . . . — Map (db m19577) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — The Battle Green
The battle fought on the Lexington Common between the British and the Americans on April 19, 1775 was one of the first great events of the American Revolution. But for a century afterwards, residents paid no particular attention to their town . . . — Map (db m18480) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — The Site of the Old Belfry
The Site of The Old Belfry from which the alarm was rung April 19, 1775 This Tablet was erected by the Lexington Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1910 — Map (db m18454) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — This Flag Pole
Dedicated as the permanent memorial of the 200th Anniversary of The Battle of Lexington April 19, 1775 First armed conflict of the American Revolution. Lexington Bicentennial Corporation 1976 Right Marker: This flag of the United States of . . . — Map (db m18460) HM

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