Charles Follen

Charles Follen (HMCMD)

Location: Lexington, MA 02420 Middlesex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 25.783', W 71° 12.43'

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Born in Hesse-Darmstadt
September 4, 1796
A fearless advocate
of Liberty and Justice.
Exiled for conscience sake,
he sought in America the freedom
denied him in the Old World.
for rich and varied learning,
for uncompromising devotion to
the cause of the oppressed
and enslaved, and for the simplicity
and integrity of his character.
He organized in this town
the Free Christian Church
and became its first pastor.
Designed the octagon meeting house
here erected and on his way to
its dedication was lost in the
burning of the steamboat
on Long Island Sound
January 13, 1840.
This lablet erected
Year Placed1915
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 5:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 318438 N 4699849
Decimal Degrees42.42971667, -71.20716667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 25.783', W 71° 12.43'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 25' 46.98" N, 71° 12' 25.80" W
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Area Code(s)781, 617, 339
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 755 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington MA 02420, US
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