Concord (Massachusetts)

Middlesex County


Concord is a small town in Middlesex County in Massachusetts. The area of the town was first settled in 1635 and in the same year the town was founded in Concord.


Concord is, according to testimony by Henry James, the American literary history, what is the German Weimar for. Here lived many of the most important writers of the American Romantic, including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Concord was considered at that time as a place of American neuidealistischen movement, which was known as transcendentalism.

Famous is the Lake Walden Pond, two years lived on the banks of Henry David Thoreau in a log cabin. His experience with the simple life he wrote down in his book Walden. It is also known the property The Old Manse, which was built by Emerson's grandfather in 1770, and in the Ralph Waldo Emerson and later Nathaniel Hawthorne and his wife lived. In the 1860s, Louisa May Alcott also lived here.

The town is renowned also next to the place Lexington as a place of the first battles in the context of the American War of Independence.

Reception in the media

Concord and the life in the city in the second half of the 19th century is discussed in the film Little Women, based on the semi- autobiographical work, Little Women the American author Louisa May Alcott. In the U.S. series Boston Legal, the town of Concord tried to break away from the United States and seeks independence.

Sons and daughters of the town