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Concord is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. At the 2010 census, the town population was 17,668. The town center is located near where the confluence of the Sudbury and Assabet rivers forms the Concord River. The area that became the town of Concord was originally known as Musketaquid, an Algonquian word for "grassy plain." Concord was established in 1635 by a handful of British settlers; by 1775, the population had grown to 1,400. As dissension between colonists in North America and the British crown intensified, 700 troops were sent to confiscate militia ordnance stored at Concord on 19 April 1775. The ensuing conflict, the Battle of Lexington and Concord, was the final inciting incident (the shot heard round the world) that triggered the American Revolutionary War.

Geographical type: Town

Latitude: 42.46° N — Longitude: 71.35° W

Area: 67 km²

Birthplace of

Henry David Thoreau, David Henry Thoreau, on 12 Jul 1817

Events of Interest

American Revolutionary War, Battle of Concord, on 19 Apr 1775

Deathplace of

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on 27 Apr 1882
Henry David Thoreau, on 6 May 1862

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Concord, Massachusetts" as of 24 Oct 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.