Market Square Tea Burning

Market Square Tea Burning (HM26FK)

Location: Newburyport, MA 01950 Essex County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 48.674', W 70° 52.205'

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When the British Parliament in 1773 imposed a tax on tea imported into the American Colonies the act was widely resented.
In indignation tea was brought by the people to Market Square and burned.
To commemorate the incident this tablet was erected in 1910; a few persons living at this later date testifying to having heard the story from eye witnesses to the event.
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HM NumberHM26FK
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Year Placed1910
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Date Added Friday, March 30th, 2018 at 7:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 347104 N 4741548
Decimal Degrees42.81123333, -70.87008333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 48.674', W 70° 52.205'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 48' 40.44" N, 70° 52' 12.3" W
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Area Code(s)978
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 36 Merrimac St, Newburyport MA 01950, US
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