Josiah Nelson House

Josiah Nelson House (HMBZV)

Location: Lincoln, MA 01773 Middlesex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 27.007', W 71° 16.386'

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This was the site of Josiah and Elizabeth Nelson's home. Josiah was a farmer as well as a housewright - a person who built and repaired houses. According to family tradition, when a party of men on horseback was passing his house during the night, Josiah ran out and asked if there was news of the British march. Unfortunately for Josiah, these men were British officers, the same party that captured Paul Revere west of here. According to the legend, one of the officers drew his sword and wounded Josiah in the head, thus making him the first casualty of the American Revolution. After Elizabeth bandaged his wound, Josiah mounted his horse and carried the alarm north to the town of Bedford.
Placed ByMinute Man National Historical Park
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 5:36am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 313075 N 4702257
Decimal Degrees42.45011667, -71.27310000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 27.007', W 71° 16.386'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 27' 0.42" N, 71° 16' 23.16" W
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Area Code(s)978, 781
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 561-599 Battle Road Trail, Lincoln MA 01773, US
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