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Concord, Massachusetts, USA

Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

Site of the first battle of American Revolution

Concord includes: East Quarter, Lake Walden, North Postal Annex, Pine Ridge Station, Reformatory Station, and Westvale.



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  • 1635 - Concord is settled and incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Chapter House, 1708.

    The earliest sections of the Thomas Pellet House, off Monument Square and across from the First Parish Church in Concord, date to 1670. The house has had a number of additions, much of the present structure being... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Unitarian Church
    Where First Colonial Congress Met

    Concord’s Unitarian-Universalist church was first gathered in 1636 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Its first ministers, Peter Bulkeley and John Jones, were formally installed in 1637, in... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Colonial Inn

    1716 – Concord’s Colonial Inn’s original structure was built.

    1775 – One of the Inn’s original buildings was used as a storehouse for arms and provisions during the Revolutionary War. When the British came to seize and destroy the ... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Hancock Clarke House

    The Hancock–Clarke House is a historic house in Lexington, Massachusetts, that is a National Historic Landmark. Built in 1738, the house is notable as the only surviving house associated with statesman John Hancock, who lived ... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Jones House, The House of the Bulleton

    ...it was probably built sometime around 1740 as the home of Thomas Jones, a blacksmith who lived here until his death in 1774. His son Elisha then inherited the property, and he went on to become perhaps... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • 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...

    Postcard
  • 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...


  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Middlesex Hotel

    The Middlesex Hotel—once located at the corner of Main Street and Monument Square, opposite the Wright Tavern—thrived as a center of county and town life for decades during the nineteenth century. It provided food, drink, and... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    The Fight at the Bridge, 1776

    Historic Towns of New England. (1898). United Kingdom: G. P. Putnam's sons.
    Artwork
  • 1791 - March 10 - John Stone, Concord, Mass, patents a pile driver

    historyorb.com

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

    genealogybank.com
    Baltimore Patriot
    Baltimore, Maryland
    August 10, 1826

  • 1839 - Concord
    Concord, Massachusetts
    One of the chief towns of Middlesex county. This town is situated on the river of the same name, 17 miles W.N.W. from Boston, ...Read MORE...


  • 1845 - 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...Read MORE...


  • 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...


  • 1854 - Concord
    Concord, a post-village and semi-capital of Middlesex county, Mass., on the Fitchburg railroad, 20 miles N. W. from Boston, has 1 bank. The township i...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, USA
    School of Philosophy, 1907

    The Concord School of Philosophy was a lyceum-like series of summer lectures and discussions of philosophy in Concord, Massachusetts from 1879 to 1888.

    Starting the Concord School of Philosophy had long been a goal... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • 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...

    Postcard
  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Emerson House, Concord, Massachusetts

    In July 1835 Ralph Waldo Emerson purchased his Concord home, proclaiming it was “the only good cellar that had been built in Concord.” ralphwaldoemersonhouse.org
    Postcard
  • 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
    Postcard
  • 1895 - Concord
    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...Read MORE...


  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Concord River, By Thoreau's Landing, 1898

    Historic Towns of New England. (1898). United Kingdom: G. P. Putnam's sons.
    Photograph
  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Old North Bridge showing Minute Man Statue and Battle Green, Concord, Mass.
    Postcard
  • 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...

    Postcard
  • 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...

    Postcard
  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Ware Hall, Middlesex School

    Middlesex School is a coeducational, non-sectarian, day and boarding independent secondary school for grades 9-12 located in Concord, Massachusetts. It was founded as an all-boys school in 1901 by a Roxbury Latin... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Reformatory Village, Concord Jct.
    Postcard
  • 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...

    Postcard
  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    Concord Antiquarian House, 1910
    Postcard
  • Concord, Massachusetts, USA
    High School, 1910
    Postcard
  • 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...




Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Concord, Massachusetts, USA


Concord, Massachusetts, USA

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Old Chapter House, 1708.

The earliest sections of the Thomas Pellet House, off Monument Square and across from the First Parish Church in Concord, date to 1670. The house has had a number of additions, much of the present structure being... Read MORE...

Concord, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Unitarian Church
Where First Colonial Congress Met

Concord’s Unitarian-Universalist church was first gathered in 1636 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Its first ministers, Peter Bulkeley and John Jones, were formally installed in 1637, in... Read MORE...

Concord, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Colonial Inn

1716 – Concord’s Colonial Inn’s original structure was built.

1775 – One of the Inn’s original buildings was used as a storehouse for arms and provisions during the Revolutionary War. When the British came to seize and destroy the ... Read MORE...

Concord, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Hancock Clarke House

The Hancock–Clarke House is a historic house in Lexington, Massachusetts, that is a National Historic Landmark. Built in 1738, the house is notable as the only surviving house associated with statesman John Hancock, who lived ... Read MORE...

Read more about John HANCOCK photo of ancestor

Concord, Massachusetts, USA

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Jones House, The House of the Bulleton

...it was probably built sometime around 1740 as the home of Thomas Jones, a blacksmith who lived here until his death in 1774. His son Elisha then inherited the property, and he went on to become perhaps... Read MORE...

Read more about Elisha JONES

Concord, Massachusetts, USA

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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...

Read more about William EMERSON

Concord, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Old Middlesex Hotel

The Middlesex Hotel—once located at the corner of Main Street and Monument Square, opposite the Wright Tavern—thrived as a center of county and town life for decades during the nineteenth century. It provided food, drink, and... Read MORE...

Concord, Massachusetts, USA

Artwork
Pinterest
The Fight at the Bridge, 1776

Historic Towns of New England. (1898). United Kingdom: G. P. Putnam's sons.

Concord, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
School of Philosophy, 1907

The Concord School of Philosophy was a lyceum-like series of summer lectures and discussions of philosophy in Concord, Massachusetts from 1879 to 1888.

Starting the Concord School of Philosophy had long been a goal... Read MORE...

Read more about Amos Bronson ALCOTT photo of ancestor

Concord, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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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...

Read more about Amos Bronson ALCOTT photo of ancestor

Concord, Massachusetts, USA

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Emerson House, Concord, Massachusetts

In July 1835 Ralph Waldo Emerson purchased his Concord home, proclaiming it was “the only good cellar that had been built in Concord.” ralphwaldoemersonhouse.org
Read more about Ralph Waldo EMERSON photo of ancestor

Concord, Massachusetts, USA

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The Square

Concord, Massachusetts, USA

Photograph
Pinterest
Concord River, By Thoreau's Landing, 1898

Historic Towns of New England. (1898). United Kingdom: G. P. Putnam's sons.

Concord, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Old North Bridge showing Minute Man Statue and Battle Green, Concord, Mass.

Concord, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
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...

Read more about Nathaniel HAWTHORNE photo of ancestor

Concord, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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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

Postcard
Pinterest
Ware Hall, Middlesex School

Middlesex School is a coeducational, non-sectarian, day and boarding independent secondary school for grades 9-12 located in Concord, Massachusetts. It was founded as an all-boys school in 1901 by a Roxbury Latin... Read MORE...

Concord, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Reformatory Village, Concord Jct.

Concord, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
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

Postcard
Pinterest
Concord Antiquarian House, 1910

Concord, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
High School, 1910

History, News and Stories of Concord, Massachusetts, USA

Add informationAdd History/News/Story
  • 1635 - Concord is settled and incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • Concord: A History
  • 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... Read MORE...

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

    historyorb.com
  • News  1826 - At Concord, (Mass.) there is a female, not yet eighteen years old, who is a widow for the second time!

    genealogybank.com
    Baltimore Patriot
    Baltimore, Maryland
    August 10, 1826
  • 1839 - Concord
    Concord, Massachusetts
    One of the chief towns of Middlesex county. This town is situated on the river of the same name, 17 miles W.N.W. from Boston, ... Read MORE...

  • 1845 - CONCORD. [Pop. 1,784. Inc 1635.]
    The Indian tract called Musketaquid was peacefully purchased of the Indians, and, from this circumstance, called Concord.

    Concord... Read MORE...

  • 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... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Concord
    Concord, a post-village and semi-capital of Middlesex county, Mass., on the Fitchburg railroad, 20 miles N. W. from Boston, has 1 bank. The township... 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,... Read MORE...


    Read more about Ralph Waldo EMERSON photo of ancestor
  • 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... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Concord
    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... Read MORE...

  • 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... Read MORE...



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