Boston and The Dual-Powered King of the South

How did this biblical power begin? What local history shows and how that matches prophesy.

Boston and The Dual-Powered King of the South

Boston, Massachusetts 02115, United States

Created By: Volunteer JW Boston

Tour Information

This is a guide-yourself type outline. You may choose to walk the freedom trail (Pin 23 to pin 66/ 68/ 71 dependng on where you get tired). You can skip pins that are off the red painted line if you choose, or you just see what sites are near your current location if you're meandering your own path. To get the most out of this tour please read this intro and view (no need to visit) all of the Golden Star icons to get the main theme (Points 13, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26)

As you visit these various locations meditate on the following questions - How did the colonies grow into the dual world power known in Revelation as the ‘Two-horned Beast'? How outmanned were the colonists? How did this power split apart then unite? During the period of prophetic weeds - How did religion support the war? Do you see the attitude as described in Daniel of a little horn which would "gain eyes and an arrogant mouth"?

America cost Britain 250 million pounds, 24,000 troops, 2,060 ships, and international humiliation – how are they allies instead of enemies? What were the foundations of American government vs what set up the Kingdom of God? And how does seeing prophecy fulfilled build your faith in the ones for our future?

Side point – how many ‘facts’ are well known but inaccurate? For example, Paul Revere ordered the lanterns to send the message – it was not him waiting to receive it or even the only messenger. Bunker Hill was actually Breeds Hill. The Boston 'Massacre' resulted in only 5 deaths. Washington Elm is not where George Washington took command of the troops.

Links for the pertaining prophecies:

JW Who is the King of the South (Good chart on King of the South)

JW The Rise of the Anglo-American World Power

JW Rival Kings in the Time of the End

JW The Two Horned Wild Beast

Note - Most of the points in this tour are copied and paraphrased from the links provided under its location. For references and proper quotes see the direct links at the end of the location description. Videos linked are the religious and political opinions of their creators and were only added for historical content (videos are only visible in app form while on location). All paraphrasing or quotes are done under fair use - no commercial use.

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The plaque is in the 3rd fl window above the Chinatown Entrance between DD and BKA at the intersection of 630 Washington and Essex In the 18th century people often used natural landmarks like trees as meeting places, and important points o... Read more
On Aug 14, 1765 in response to the stamp act Bostonians hung an effigy of Andrew Oliver, a Boston merchant who was appointed (without his knowledge) to collect the stamp tax. Shoemaker Ebenezer McIntosh had skills in turning out a crowd but... Read more
In 1634, the townspeople of Boston voted to tax each household six schillings for the purchase of William Blackstone's farm to be used as a community common. The newly established Common served a combination of public, military, agricultura... Read more
This path along Charles St was the former coast line in colonial times. The public gardens beside you were marshland and there were British Fortifications here during the war. AWESOME Interactive map with fortifications and former coastline... Read more
Presbyterians have been arriving in New England since before 1640. However, in 1801 the General Assembly decided that there should be no Presbyterian Churches in Southern New England (Mass), conceding the area to Congregationalist (Puritan)... Read more
Prior to this church’s construction Lutherans first settled in Pennsylvania and spread from there. This is not the location of Peter Muhlenberg but simply a later example. One particular Lutheran of note is Peter Muhlenberg. Peter Muhlenb... Read more
(Note video is of a different location than this) Son of a prosperous planter, George Washington was raised in colonial Virginia and worked as a surveyor and fought in the French and Indian war. During the American Revolution he was command... Read more
Fox Hill Plaque, 1925, marks the site of what was once the prominent gravelly bluff projected westward and overlooked marshlands. During the occupation of Boston, 1775 – 1776, the hill was fortified by the British. The exact site of the h... Read more
The Royal Navy Plaque was erected in 1945 by the British Royal Navy as a display of their gratitude to the people of the city of Boston. “The residents of the city of Boston displayed generous hospitality and friendship to the thousands o... Read more
Carty Parade Ground had earned a bit of a reputation for its rioting. Boston was home to nearly 30 riots in about 65 years from ‘the draft’, customs regulations, brothers, impressment of sailors, Catholicism, taxes, and food. Even the P... Read more
According to the First colonial map from 1722 by John Bonner at the top of this hill was gunpowder storage during the Siege of Boston. A brick was found by archaeologists in the remaining foundations of the 1706 Powder House that stood on ... Read more
Crispus Attucks – formerly enslaved sailor of African and Native descent who was the first to die at the “incident on King Street”(Boston Massacre) He eventually became known as the first martyr of American Revolution as people forgot... Read more
The Declaration of Independence Plaque was erected in the Common in 1925. The bas relief by John F. Paramino was based on a mural by John Trumbull in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. This political freedom came at grea... Read more
There is a plaque in the grass that you can only see when you're standing on it. America’s oldest public park originally was used to graze local livestock from 1634 to 1830. The Common became a site for Puritanical punishments, home to a ... Read more
This location was chosen to sit for a moment and look at this silk art piece in more detail near where the Great Elm once stood. This piece is one artistic example of how colonists mixed religious ideas and politics. It was common in sermon... Read more
Think of how rural areas handle fire emergencies. It’s a trained volunteer muster squad. And if the town doesn’t donate funds for materials, the men buy their own equipment. Minute men were like that. Although the terms militia and m... Read more
Quakers were founded as a Christian Movement by George Fox in England in the 1650s. While many groups came to America for freedom, once arriving in the colonies, if they didn’t match that state’s prevalent faiths then they faced persecu... Read more
30 Beacon St plot is right here. This was formerly John Handcock’s House and cow pasture, now absorbed into the “new” state house. (For more on John Hancock see John Hancock Counting House near Long Wharf) This area was originally kno... Read more
King George branded rebellious "nonconformist" clergymen or “Political Pastors” as the "Black Regiment" (mocking them for the black robes they wore). This was a group of patriots who were all “robed” or ordained clergymen. These wer... Read more
Mary Dyer was a British born religious figure whose martyrdom to her Quaker faith helped relieve the persecution of that group in the Mass Bay Colony. She came to Boston, converted under Anne Hutchinson, was banished to Rhode Island, then r... Read more
The original monument was first installed in 1790 and designed by Charles Bulfinch to honor the beacon that was on appropriately named, Beacon Hill. At times Beacon fires were lit on the hill to communicate messages or warn townspeople of d... Read more
The first church was built in 1737. As for the church itself, it was occupied as a barracks by British troops during their occupation of the city prior to the American Revolution as it was one of the highest spots in the city. The British d... Read more
Evangelical ministers expected a massive Christian awakening similar to the Protestant Reformation. Both scholarly and evangelical ministers thought this revival would start in America and sweep the world. (See Black Robed Regiment for some... Read more
See “Black Robed Regiment” and “Great Awakening” for examples of Political Pastors and how they influenced the colonists. To begin with, many of the colonies attempted to mandate strict religious practices. “Eight of the thirteen ... Read more
It’s estimated 50,000 convicts were sent to America prior to the Revolutionary war. Other’s chose to leave to pursue religious freedom. This did not build a base of citizens who felt strong loyalties to British rulership. While many too... Read more
(For intro video click JW.ORG Prophecy Video) There are a few prophecies that Boston has seen pieces of throughout its history. They are quickly summarized here but for full details and the proper explanation see accompanying links. -Two Ho... Read more
The actual church was built well after the American Revolution. But this was once the site of a public grain storage building called the Old Granary. In the early 1700s Rich merchants were hoarding food to falsely inflate the prices and man... Read more
(See Old Granary and Puritans for Revolutionary History) It was built in 1809, well after the American Revolution and known as brimstone corner likely because the church basement once housed brimstone (a component of gunpowder) in its basem... Read more
Each colony government favored certain churches. During this time most believed that close alliances between religion and government benefited both the church and the state. Ministers were highly revered by the colonists. Although ministers... Read more
Here is where three signers of the American Declaration of Independence were buried as well as Paul Revere, Mary Goose (credited with being Mother Goose), and the parents and siblings of Benjamin Franklin. It’s estimated there are over 5... Read more
This location was New England’s first Anglican church. This was the official religion of Britain and so Anglican priests enjoyed the protection of the government and were supported by tax money even in the colonies. Citizens who fled to t... Read more
The Benjamin Franklin Monument marks the site for the Boston Latin School, the oldest public school in America (1635) and still in operation today. Some of its famous students include Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Sam Adams, and John Ad... Read more
The jail or goal sat on Prison Lane (1634-1708) which later became known as Queen St (1708-1788) then Court St – about the back section of Court Square in the middle of the block down City Hall Ave alley (across from province st off schoo... Read more
Her grandfather was John Quincy – active in colonial govt and Speaker of the Mass Assembly for 40 years. Her firstborn son was named after him. She married John Adams when she was 19, and when he headed to Philadelphia for the First Conti... Read more
Samuel Willard, Puritan Pastor and President of Harvard College, buried in Granary. He was greatly affected by the Salem Witch Trials. These trials were an abuse of power by clergy and in defending the innocent he put himself at risk, speak... Read more
Meeting houses were used as churches. This one was used as a Puritan church and was the biggest building in Boston at the time and an overflow meeting place when Faneuil Hall (half its current size) was too crowded. It became known as Third... Read more
On the Corner of Washington and School Street (above Chipotle) is one of Boston’s oldest brick structures (1712) and was the site of the Old Corner Bookstore. The bookstore was made famous for meetings on the second floor by the likes of ... Read more
Many Revolutionary War clergy argued that the war against Britain was approved by God. There were many notable sermons printed and circulated by colonial patriots. There are quite a few references noted in this tour under different churches... Read more
Pi Alley has gone by many names including Williams Court, Savages Court, Peck's Arch, and Webster's Arch. In the early 1770s Henry Knox had a little bookstore somewhere on this alleyway. He went from bookstore owner to the most senior offic... Read more
It’s called that because it’s the first Church established in Boston in 1630 and built on this plot, about in front of where Tatte is, in 1632.  It was a form of Protestant in Reformed Calvinist Tradition known as Puritan. The building... Read more
The current building includes some of the original bricks. This is one of the oldest public buildings in the United States, originally built in 1713 as a ‘Town House’ it housed the colonial government in Boston. The first floor of the b... Read more
On March 5, 1770 at this busy intersection a deadly skirmish erupted between nine British “redcoats” and a large crowd of Boston residents. Angry over the town’s occupation by British forces, locals threw snowballs, rocks, and bricks ... Read more
(For more details on Quakers/Friends see Beacon Hill Meeting House) Some Quakers were conscientiously convinced that they could, despite the Friends' peace testimony, take up arms against the British. Calling themselves "Free Quakers," they... Read more
Before this church was officially built it was a meeting house for Baptists. The First Baptist Church met secretly in members’ homes, and the doors of the first church which was located here were nailed shut by a decree from Puritans in M... Read more
Established in 1654, The Green Dragon was a favorite haunt of Paul Revere and John Hancock (whose brother lived next door) The original location was where the present Orange Line entrance to Haymarket station on Congress St is but moved a f... Read more
Note – the original shore line is marked out on the ground in the granite but looks like chicken scratch. They cross the front corner of the statue (Sam's left). See the corner depicted in the photo for a starting point. Samuel Adams acqu... Read more
Nicknamed “the Cradle of Liberty” Faneuil Hall (1742). This building was given to the city of Boston by rich merchant Peter Faneuil. The bottom floor was a market and top floor a town hall, famous for the meetings and protests that led ... Read more
Known for his famous signature, and always in the middle of revolutionary activity, John Hancock was a Harvard graduate, wealthy businessman, popular politician, and highly involved with the Sons of Liberty. His stance with the Boston Whigs... Read more
Long Wharf has stretched into the Atlantic from Boston for 300 years, serving as the world’s great doorway to the city. It was the longest wharf in Boston, extending 1,586 feet into the deep water of the harbor allowing up to 50 ships to ... Read more
This is the site of the 1768 arrival of British warships in Boston Harbor and the troops who first took those fateful steps into Boston for the purposes of occupying the city. These ships and troops had arrived in the port of Boston as a re... Read more
The thumbnail image is part of a painting called “The British Fleet forming a Line off Algiers” currently on view at the MFA. While this painting was from 1816 it highlights the size and experience of some of these British ships – whi... Read more
"In 1679, the Boston Baptists built a meetinghouse in the North End of Boston, at the corner of Salem and Stillman Streets. ...In the early 1700s, the small building was replaced by a larger wooden one on the same site. Here the Church flou... Read more
Massachusetts Puritans believed there was one true faith and persecuted any dissenters including Anabaptists. The name Anabaptist means "one who baptizes again" and was the name given them by their persecutors, referring to the practice of ... Read more
Before the construction of the "Old North Church" (Christ Church, Boston), there was another church in Boston called the "Old North" (Meetinghouse). This Puritan (Congregationalist) meeting house was founded in North Square, across the ... Read more
In North Square sits the oldest structure in Boston, the Paul Revere House (1680). Paul Revere was born January 1, 1735 in the North End of Boston to Apollos Rivoire, a French Huguenot who would soon anglicize his name to Paul Revere, and D... Read more
This small park once held barracks for British troops at the time of the battle of Lexington. These troops were mustered in the square the night of the expedition, and sentinels, posted at all the entrances, turned the citizens from the sp... Read more
Edward T Taylor was an orphan and ran away at 7 to become a sailor and served in the war of 1812. In Boston he heard a sermon by Edward D Griffin at Park St Church and later Methodist Elijah Hedding and began attending Methodist church serv... Read more
Founded in 1649 it was destroyed by fire in 1676 and rebuilt, split off into New North Church and New Brick Church. British troops tore it down in 1776. Then this group merged with New Brick on Hanover St. John Lathrop was a Puritan/Congreg... Read more
According to Pelham’s 1775 map there was a Presbyterian Meeting House here. This was most likely Puritan’s version of Calvinist Presbyterianism. There is very little left of the record for this site. Methodism fractured in multiple schi... Read more
Andrew Eliot was a Puritan/Congregational Minister of New North Church (now St Stephens in North End) He opposed the Stamp Act and remained in Boston during the Siege of Boston and Revolutionary War. During the British occupation of Boston ... Read more
Two streets down along Hanover Street toward the water. On the right is an alley called Hanover Avenue, once known as “Methodist Alley.” This was the first home of the Methodists in the North End, where the first Methodist church in Bos... Read more
Adjacent to the North End, the Battery Wharf and Copp’s Hill area was Boston’s first neighborhood and shaped the early fortunes of the city of Boston MA. The area prospered with shipping and shipbuilding, with much of America’s earl... Read more
The statue was designed by Boston Artist Cyrus Edwin Dallin in 1883 and he spent 16 years working on it (1899). The statue was not displayed until 1940. If you go by this statue when one of Boston’s sports teams is in a championship seri... Read more
I could not find any history on this building; however, it shows up on a detailed map as a very small Quaker meeting house in this spot surrounded by larger Puritan (aka Congregational or Calvinist Presbyterian) churches. The map was create... Read more
The Clough House remains one of the oldest surviving brick residences in Boston, built around 1712-1715 by master bricklayer Ebenezer Clough. He built several similar houses on the street including one owned by Benjamin Franklin. Only the C... Read more
Built in 1723 it is the oldest surviving church building in Boston. It was Anglican or an official Church of England rather than Congregational or Puritan. It’s members were known as the most revolutionary Anglicans north of Maryland. Whi... Read more
2nd oldest burial ground, full of less affluent people craftsman, mechanics, and artists. It was a hangout for British soldiers and situated at a pivotal location due to its height to aim cannons down in Charlestown before the battle of Bun... Read more
Part of the war efforts in World War 1 & 2 involved producing gunpower. At that time the US Naval Institute states the process to manufacture a pound of smokeless powder required .67 lbs of cotton, 3.14 lbs of mixed acid, and .75 lb of ... Read more
Ordered as a heavy frigate as part of the Naval Act of 1794 the Constitution and five similar ships were the backbone of the new navy. Slated to carry 44 guns (cannons) it usually crammed more than 50, has 3 masts and weighs 1600 tons. It n... Read more
The Charlestown Navy Yard operated for nearly 175 years from the age of sail to the age of steel. The U.S. Navy promoted and protected American interests across the globe, and Charlestown Navy Yard workers provided the Navy with ships and s... Read more
The USS Cassin Young, a destroyer of the Fletcher-class, measures 376 feet in length and 40 feet in width and carried 273 crew members during wartime. Commissioned on Dec 31, 1943 the USS Cassin Young (DD-793) was at the forefront of the n... Read more
American colonist formed militias for protection and trained in open fields also known as commons. The militia was a part time army in colonial Massachusetts responsible for the colony’s defense. Every town was expected to maintain at lea... Read more
Dr Joseph Warren was born in Roxbury. He became a Scottish freemason and later became Past Provincial Grand Master of Massachusetts. He played a first-hand role is the raising of militias in and around Boston, as well as procurement of gunp... Read more
This is actually immortalized with the wrong name due to a poem. However there have been disagreements about the names of these hills since the 1600s. “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes” was believed to have been utte... Read more
Bunker Hill Street runs the length of the original Bunker Hill. Where the Monument stands, and entire residential area called Bunker Hill is - was formerly Breeds Hill in colonial times after the farmer Ebenezer Breed who owned it. The Cita... Read more
This section was originally part of the town of Charlestown, but it is now part of Somerville MA. Modern Somerville had a few forts from 1775-1779 – Winter Hill Fort, Ploughed Hill Fort, Cobble Hill Fort, Number Three Fort aka Red House F... Read more
All the surrounding land was once Lechmere’s Farm. Mind you the coast line was also much closer (see map link). On Nov 9 1770 the British raided the farm for supplies and in particular meat while under continental cannon. They grabbed 12-... Read more
This location is home to the last remaining physical remnant of the many fortifications built around Boston by the continental Army During the Revolution. This area was built up shortly after Washington arrived in July 1775 and was a small ... Read more
As the siege of Boston ended in March 1776, about 1,100 Loyalists and their families sailed from the town with the British military forces. Otherwise, the Boston Tories had their properties confiscated, and their contributions to colonial ... Read more
Trinity Church parish was founded in 1733 at this spot. This was the last in the trinity of Episcopal churches to be built in Boston in Colonial times. Destroyed by fire in 1872 and rebuilt in Copley Square. Its famous for its Richardsonian... Read more
(See Marker on the Corner) 100 Federal St Bank of America corner of Federal St and Franklin St - This is the first Presbyterian Church in Boston. The building was originally a group of Calvinist Presbyterians (Puritans) meeting in a convert... Read more
King Charles II of England and his successor King James revoked several charters in the Americas and replaced them with one, unified charter called the Dominion of New England. This gave James more power over colonial trade, religion, and m... Read more
The street gained its name from the company of British soldiers that marched from their barracks to the South Battery and back again every day. The map shows the original marchway as running down this street as well as along 2 blocks of Pur... Read more
The General Court of Massachusetts ordered the South Battery built in 1666 not to protect Boston against the British—the citizens of Boston at that time were British.  City fathers constructed the fort because the third Anglo- Dutch W... Read more
The image is a painting of Captain John Foster Williams Lane as a boy. Born in Boston he went to sea at 15 and by 22 was commanding merchant vessels. He was a patriot privateer and naval officer who fought many battles and commanded several... Read more
In summary the Penobscot Expedition was the worst naval disaster in American history until Pearl Harbor. In 1779, British warships and troop transports sailed into Bagaduce (now Castine, Maine), on the Penobscot Bay. Seven hundred British ... Read more
Dec 16, 1773, Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawk Indians and armed with axes quietly boarded three ships, the Beaver, the Dartmouth, and the Eleanor, carrying British East India Company Tea moored at Griffin’s Wharf and within 3 hours sm... Read more
Dawes was a tanner, shoe maker, and a patriot; however he kept a low-profile and didn’t draw attention as a rabble-rouser. This gave him access to move more freely than many others. William Dawes fought at Bunker Hill and worked to supply... Read more
There is an NPS plaque here on the side of the building to the right of the door. There were two colonial fortifications in this area, this site was the smaller one, and the major one was where Dorchester Heights Monument is now. Anything N... Read more
On the evening of March 4, 1776, Washington directed his men to take the cannon from Fort Ticonderoga up Dorchester Heights south of the city. He also ordered his troops in Cambridge to fire on the redcoats. The British blasted the American... Read more
This used to be an Island and a British Fortress knows as ‘the Castle’, Then Castle William or Fort William, then Fort Adams in 1778, then Fort Independence (This is the second Fort Independence as the first was in Hull MA from 1776-178... Read more
With newer, faster, and heavily armed ships, the Americans were able to inflict a series of defeats their first year of the war. Overall Americans won 16 out of 19 oceanic naval battles with Britain during this war. This is rather shocking ... Read more
This used to be an island in the holdings of Governor John Winthrop then became government property. In 1744 as site for coastal defense a block house and two-gun battery was built under British control. It became a four-pointed star fort c... Read more
Said to be one of the oldest buildings in Roxbury. Reverend Oliver Peabody originally built the house as a parsonage for the First Church of Roxbury. His successor Amos Adams was minister when the war broke out. Adams published two discours... Read more
First Church in Roxbury, which, gathered in 1631, was the sixth church founded in New England. The Church has had five different meeting houses at its site at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Centre Street, with the current dwelling... Read more
The only road that connected the mainland with Boston on the Shawmut Peninsula passed through Fort Hill, dividing at John Eliot Square into the road to Brookline and Cambridge (Roxbury and Tremont Streets) and the road to Dedham (Centre S... Read more
The Boston Harbor Islands are no stranger to quarantine; in fact, many of the islands have been known as “quarantine islands” throughout Boston Harbor’s history as a port of commerce and immigration. Spectacle Island itself was used f... Read more
Settlers used the island as farmland. Colonial troops mustered on the island during the Seige of Boston to better surround the British troops. It became a sewerage plant until that moved to Spectacle Island and Deer Island in the great shif... Read more
The biggest of Boston Harbor Islands with shoreline that stretches to a mile long. It is closed to the public. Long Island became an incarceration site for those who overcrowded the internment camp at Deer Island. Many were “Christianized... Read more
First erected in 1716, Destroyed in 1776 by British forces, re-erected in 1783 as the first US built lighthouse. This helps guide sailors as Boston Harbor is a famously complicated navigational harbor with shallow channels, many of the Bost... Read more
Fort Warren is a historic fort on the 28-acre (110,000 m2) Georges Island at the entrance to Boston Harbor. The fort is named for Revolutionary War hero Dr. Joseph Warren, who sent Paul Revere on his famous ride, and was later k... Read more
Prior to Euro-American colonization, Indigenous Peoples inhabited the island seasonally. Settlers then began occupying the land around 1634. Due to its proximity to the mainland, Peddocks held a prominent military role for the following cen... Read more
At the time of the Revolutionary War, Elisha Leavitt, a Tory Loyalist, owned the island. As British forces searched for resources in the islands during the Siege of Boston, Leavitt gave British forces access his hay. In what became known as... Read more
This peninsula played a role in the 1775 skirmish known as the Battle of Grape Island. During the Siege of Boston, British forces searched for resources in the islands, including Grape Island. From this location, townspeople of Weymouth an... Read more
Noddle was one of the former Boston Harbor Islands that has disappeared into mainland, particularly into East Boston. Noddle’s Island gained its name from William Noddle, one of the first European occupants of the island. William Noddle l... Read more
There is a plaque at this location. But as you can see by the water - even at high tide - it’s very unlikely the boats made it this far upriver. Less than a month into the Siege of Boston, General Artemas Ward, commander of the siege, di... Read more
Phillips Payson was a pastor who prepped and led his American Puritan/Congregationalist group from Chelsea to fight at Concord Bridge. There was no official building for his group until well after the war. He was the minister from 1757-1801... Read more
Rickard Clarke/ Clerke was a former Anglican Rector. He served in Canterbury Cathedral as part of the First Westminster Company that was charged with translating the first twelve books of the King James Version of the Bible. A large folio v... Read more
Deborah Sampson, also known as Deborah Samson, is renowned for having disguised herself as a man in order to fight in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Sampson served for 17 months under the name Robert Shurtleff b... Read more


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