County Named ~ 1829 

Signs of History SM

For John Hancock, 1737~93. Patriot, statesman and soldier. President of Continental Congress 1775~77, and bold first signer of the Declaration of Independence. Major-general of Mass. militia in Revolutionary War, member of the Mass. Constitutional Convention 1780, governor 1780~85, 1787~93. He presided over Mass. convention to ratify U.S. constitution, 1788.

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