The Foot of the Rocks

The Foot of the Rocks (HMC7U)

Location: Arlington, MA 02476 Middlesex County
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N 42° 25.445', W 71° 10.689'

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This park is dedicated by the people of Arlington to the memory of Colonial Minutemen and British soldiers who met here in the first great battle of the Revolutionary War.

British troops in retreat from bloody first skirmishes at Lexington and Concord were here opposed by colonial forces gathering from four counties and thirty towns. More men fell at the foot of the rocks and on the plains of Menotomy than in every other locale through which the adversary forces fought that long day, April 19, 1775.

The valor of all those who fell and those who fought on, consecrated the foot of the rocks in 1775. We dedicate this field to their memory so that their courage will be remembered.

Arlington Bicentennial Planning Committee
April 19, 1978
HM NumberHMC7U
Year Placed1978
Placed ByArlington Bicentennial Planning Committee
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 4:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 320809 N 4699161
Decimal Degrees42.42408333, -71.17815000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 25.445', W 71° 10.689'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 25' 26.70" N, 71° 10' 41.34" W
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Area Code(s)617, 781, 339
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1234 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington MA 02476, US
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