“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Plymouth in Plymouth County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)

Plymouth Rock

Plymouth Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 2, 2004
1. Plymouth Rock Marker
Inscription. Plymouth Rock. Landing place of the Pilgrims. 1620.
Erected by Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Location. 41° 57.472′ N, 70° 39.727′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street and North Street, on the left when traveling south on Water Street. Click for map. Marker is actually about 100 feet south of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Plymouth MA 02360, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pilgrim Memorial State Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Massasoit (within shouting distance of this marker); Cole’s Hill (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Plymouth Waterfront (about 500 feet away); William Bradford (about 500 feet away); Leyden Street (about 500 feet away); 1630-1930 (about 700 feet away); The Town House of Plymouth (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Plymouth.
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry. “Plymouth Rock is the traditional site of disembarkation of William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620. It is an important symbol in American history.
Rock Shelter image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 2, 2004
2. Rock Shelter
To keep it from getting any smaller.
There are no contemporaneous references to the Pilgrims’ landing on a rock at Plymouth, and it is not referred to in Edward Winslow’s Mourt’s Relation (1620–21) or in Bradford’s journal Of Plymouth Plantation (1620–47). The first written reference to the Pilgrims landing on a rock is found 121 years after they landed. The Rock, or one traditionally identified as it, has long been memorialized on the shore of Plymouth Harbor in Plymouth, Massachusetts.” (Submitted on December 15, 2012.) 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationLandmarksSettlements & Settlers
Is this really it? image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 2, 2004
3. Is this really it?
Not very impressive!
William Bradford Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, May 1998
4. William Bradford Monument
Bronze by Cyrus Dallin (1861–1944) was modeled in 1920 but not cast until 1976. Inscription reads, “Governor and Historian of the Plymouth Colony. Born in Austerfield, England 1590. Died in Plymouth,New England 1657.”
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,650 times since then and 80 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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