Major John Simpson
Marker Number: 25
Name and date established: Deerfield 1964
Description: Born in Deerfield and buried in Old Center Cemetery on road west, he gained fame by unauthorized firing of the first shot at Bunker Hill while serving as a private in Captain Dearborn's Company of Colonel Stark's Regiment. Although reprimanded for this disobedience, he afterward served his country with honor.
Location: Located on Route 107 and 43, at Meetinghouse Hill Road, .6 miles south of the junction of Route 107 and 43.