Towns: Lexington


Lexington was settled in 1642 as Cambridge Farms and incorporated in 1713. On April 19, 1775, local militia faced the British Regulars and the first shot of the American Revolution was fired on the town’s Battle Green. It, like Concord, is considered by many the birthplace of the nation, as the “Lexington Alarm…evoked a common spirit of American patriotism from Maine to Georgia.”