Lexington is a suburban town in Middlesex Area, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 31,394 at the 2010 census, which was estimated at 33,727 in 2018. Resolved in 1641 as a farming neighborhood, it is well known as the website of the initial shots of the American Revolutionary War, in the Fight of Lexington on April 19, 1775. It is residence to Minute Man National Historic Park.
Lexington MA is most well known for its background and is home to several historic structures, parks, as well as monuments, many dating from Colonial and also Revolutionary times.
Among one of the most prominent historical spots, located in Lexington Centre, is the Lexington Common, commonly called the Lexington Battle Eco-friendly, and also understood by locals as the Fight Eco-friendly or the Environment-friendly. The Lexington Battle Eco-friendly is understood for being the website of the Fight of Lexington, where the “shot listened to round the world” was discharged. A statue of the captain of the Lexington Militia, John Parker, bases on the Battle Green. The statuary is called the Minuteman Statue by residents. A historic reenactment of the Battle of Lexington happens on the Battle Environment-friendly yearly on Patriots’ Day as part of the Patriots’ Day parties.
Another vital historical monument is the Revolutionary Monolith, the country’s earliest standing war memorial (finished on July 4, 1799) as well as the gravesite of those colonists slaughtered in the Fight of Lexington.
Other landmarks of historical significance consist of the Old Burying Ground (with gravestones dating back to 1690), the Old Belfry, Buckman Tavern (circa 1704-1710), Munroe Tavern (circa 1695), the Hancock-Clarke Residence (1737 ), the U.S.S. Lexington Memorial, the Centre Depot (old Boston as well as Maine train terminal, today the head office of the community Historical Society), Follen Church (the earliest standing church building in Lexington, integrated in 1839), as well as the Mulliken White Oak (among Lexington’s many distinguished as well as earliest trees).
Lexington is likewise home, along with bordering Lincoln as well as nearby Concord to the 900-acre (3.6 km2) Minute Man National Historic Park.
The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library showcases exhibits on American background and Freemasonry.
Lexington’s community facility is house to many eating possibilities, art galleries, retail shopping, a tiny movie theater, the Cary Memorial Library, the Minuteman Bikeway, Depot Square, as well as many of the previously mentioned historic spots.
The Great Field, a.k.a. Arlington’s Great Meadows, is a vast meadow as well as marshland situated in East Lexington, yet had by the community of Arlington, Lexington’s neighbor to the east.
Willards Woods Sanctuary, a little forest of preservation land donated years earlier by the Willard Siblings. Willards Woods is referenced in the traditional Saturday Evening Live act “Donnie’s Celebration”.
Wilson Ranch, a ranch and also ranch stand in procedure because 1884.
The Lexington Recreation Center is a meeting point for Lexington locals.
Remarkable Lexington communities consist of Lexington Centre, Meriam Hill (and Gran Hill), Irish Town, Loring Hill, Belfry Hill, Munroe Hill, Countryside (often described as “Scotland”), the Munroe District, the Chateau Area, 4 Corners, Grapevine Corner, Woodhaven, Liberty Levels and East Lexington (lovingly “East Village”, or “The East End”).
Marrett Square, at the junction of Marrett Road as well as Waltham Road, is the location of some light buying and also eating.
The “Old Tank,” in some cases referred to by citizens as “The Res,” utilized to offer alcohol consumption water to Lexington citizens as well as surrounding areas. Now it supplies a place to swim and picnic in the summer time. In the winter, when it freezes over, it is utilized as an ice skating location.
Book publisher D.C. Health was founded in 1885 at 125 Spring Street in Lexington, near the here and now day junction of Route 128 as well as MA Path 2, and also was headquartered on that area up until its 1995 sale to Houghton Mifflin.
Lexington is house to several historically considerable modernist communities constructed by significant architects. These areas consist of 6 Moon Hillside, Peacock Farm, and 5 Area.