Dorchester Heights

Dorchester Heights (HMBRM)

Location: Boston, MA 02127 Suffolk County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 19.972', W 71° 2.745'

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National Historic Site

These heights, commanding the harbor and town of Boston on the south, were seized and fortified by troops of the Continental Army and local militia under General John Thomas on the night of March 4, 1776. By this arduous night's labor, and further strengthening of defenses, the position of the British troops under siege in the town became untenable. There followed the evacuation of Boston by the British under General Howe on March 17, 1776. This was the first great strategic success of the Americans in their War for Independence.

Erected 1952. National Park Service

United States Department of the Interior
Year Placed1952
Placed ByPark Service
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 12:36pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 331458 N 4688761
Decimal Degrees42.33286667, -71.04575000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 19.972', W 71° 2.745'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 19' 58.32" N, 71° 2' 44.70" W
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Area Code(s)508, 617, 774, 781, 857
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 95 G St, Boston MA 02127, US
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