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Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

"Concord, a post-village of Middlesex co, Mass, is in Concord township, on the Concord River, at the junction of the Assabet and £ Rivers, 20 miles W.N.W. of Boston. It is on the Framingham & Lowell, Fitchburg, and Middle sex Central Railroads, and the Nashua, Acton & Boston Railroad has its southern terminus at West Concord. It contains a national bank, 4 churches, the Concord High School, a harness-factory, a public library of about 12,000 volumes, a reformatory, and a manufactory of flannel. Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and other eminent writers have resided here. The banks of Concord River present beautiful scenery of a quiet rural character. A provincial congress of Massachusetts met at Concord in October, 1773, and the town was the scene of a skirmish between the British and a small body of militia on April 19, 1775, the day on which the first blood of the Revolution was shed. Pop of the township, in 1870, 2412; in 1880, 3922; in 1890, 4427. "

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
J.B. Lippincott, 1895

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  • 1635 - Concord founded

  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Chapter House, 1708.
  • 1775 - American Revolution
    First battle of American Revolution fought at Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord signaled the start of the American Revolut...Read MORE...

  • 1791 - March 10 - John Stone, Concord, Mass, patents a pile driver

  • News 1826 - At Concord, (Mass.) there is a female, not yet eighteen years old, who is a widow for the second time!
    Baltimore Patriot
    Baltimore, Maryland
    August 10, 1826

  • 17. CONCORD. [Pop. 1,784. Inc 1635.]
    The Indian tract called Musketaquid was peacefully purchased of the Indians, and, from this circumstance, called Concord.

    Concord originall...

  • 1848 - Concord
    In the year 1635, Musketaquid was purchased of the Indians, and called Concord, on account of the peaceable manner in which it was obtained, as appear...Read MORE...

  • 1859
    CONCORD, the semi-capital of Middlesex co., in Massachusetts, 17 m. NW of Boston, on Concord river. Pop. 1,784.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

  • News 1872 - Burning of R. W. Emerson's Residence at Concord, Mass.
    From the Boston Traveller, July 24.

    The homestead occupied by Mr. Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Concord, was entirely destroyed by fire this morning, the...Read MORE...

  • Concord Massachusetts, 1890
    Concord, the scene of our first triumph in the conflict that made us a nation, is situated in the central part of Middlesex County, 18 miles northwest...Read MORE...

  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    The Square
  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Old North Bridge showing Minute Man Statue and Battle Green, Concord, Mass.
  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Hawthorne's Wayside, Concord, Mass.

    "The Wayside in Concord, Massachusetts is a National Historic Landmark lived in by three American Literary figures: Louisa May Alcott, Margaret Sidney and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet... Read MORE...

  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Middlesex Hotel
  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Ware Hall, Middlesex School
  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Orchard House
  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Unitarian Church
    Where First Colonial Congress Met
  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Wright Tavern, Concord, Mass.

    "Wright's Tavern is a historic tavern located in the center of Concord, Massachusetts. It is now a National Historic Landmark owned by the Society of the First Parish, Concord, with important associations with the... Read MORE...

  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Emerson House, 1905
  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Reformatory Village, Concord Jct.
  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    School of Philosophy, 1907
  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    The Alcott House

    "Orchard House is a historic house museum in Concord, Massachusetts, USA. It was the longtime home of Amos Bronson Alcott (1799–1888) and his family, including his daughter Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) who wrote and set her... Read MORE...

  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    The Old Manse

    "The Old Manse was built in 1770 for Rev. William Emerson, father of minister Rev. William Emerson and grandfather of transcendentalist writer and lecturer Ralph Waldo Emerson. The elder Emerson was the town minister in Concord,... Read MORE...

  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    The "Minute Man"

    Sculpted by Daniel Chester French, the base is inscribed with the lines of Emerson's poem.

    In Concord, at the Old North Bridge within the Minuteman National Historic Park, are several monuments related to the skirmish around... Read MORE...

  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Concord Antiquarian House, 1910
  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Colonial Inn
  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Hancock Clark House
  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    High School, 1910
  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Jones House, The House of the Bulleton
  • 1916
    Concord, a banking post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., is in Concord township (town), on the Concord River, here formed by the junction of the Assab...Read MORE...

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