John Hancock Birth Site

John Hancock Birth Site (HM28EP)

Location: Quincy, MA 02169 Norfolk County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 15.244', W 71° 0.368'

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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 merchant — 1744
Graduated Harvard College — 1754
Married Dorothy Quincy — 1775
President Second Continental
Congress — 1775
First signer of the
Declaration of Independence — 1776
"I write so that George the Third
may read without his spectacles."
First Governor of Massachusetts
1780 — 1785
1787 — 1793
Signed Act incorporating
Town of Quincy — 1792
Died at Boston in the Hancock House,
built of Quincy granite:
October 8, 1793
Buried with great ceremony in the
Granary Burying Ground, Boston
"He wrote his name where all Nations should behold it,
and where all Time should not efface it."
Presented to
The City of Quincy
by the
John Hancock Mutual Life
Insurance Company
HM NumberHM28EP
Series This marker is part of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series
Year Placed1951
Placed ByJohn Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 334516 N 4679934
Decimal Degrees42.25406667, -71.00613333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 15.244', W 71° 0.368'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 15' 14.64" N, 71° 0' 22.08" W
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Area Code(s)508, 617, 781
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 Adams St, Quincy MA 02169, US
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