Bailey's Head

Bailey's Head (HMOGW)

Location: Marblehead, MA 01945 Essex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 30.63', W 70° 50.732'

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This hill was formerly known as Bailey's Head. During the Revolution and the War of 1812, it was used as a fortification, Fort Washington, manned by local citizens with help if needed from the Lafayette Guards and the Marblehead Light Infantry.
On July 22, 1888, "The Ramparts" were conveyed to "the inhabitants of Marblehead" by the Honorable James J.H. Gregory "said gift subject to conditions (1) that the ancient headland shall be forever open free for any religious exercises by any person or society."
Made wealthy by "Gregorys Honest Seeds" this benevolent man shared his riches with the needy in many parts of the world and did much for the benefit of his native town.
Provision for this plaque was made by the unanimous vote of grateful citizens assembled at town meeting March 8, 1965.
Historical PeriodColonial, Revolutionary
Historical PlaceFort
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Year Placed1965
Placed ByCitizens of Marblehead
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 1:38am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 348382 N 4708109
Decimal Degrees42.51050000, -70.84553333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 30.63', W 70° 50.732'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 30' 37.8000" N, 70° 50' 43.9200" W
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Area Code(s)781, 617
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 49-57 Orne St, Marblehead MA 01945, US
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