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Greenfield in Franklin County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Eunice Williams

1630 - 1930

 
 
Eunice Williams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, October 19, 2009
1. Eunice Williams Marker
Inscription. Eunice Williams, wife of the Reverend John Williams "The Redeemed Captive," was killed at this place on March 1, 1704, during the Deerfield massacre.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony - Tercentenary Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers marker series.
 
Location. 42° 38.796′ N, 72° 37.158′ W. Marker is in Greenfield, Massachusetts, in Franklin County. Marker is on Eunice Williams Drive half a mile from Leyden Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bernardston MA 01337, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capt. William Turner (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bernardston Veterans Monument (approx. 3.7 miles away); Factory Hollow (approx. 3.8 miles away); Nature's Puzzle (approx. 4.1 miles away); Waterfowl Migration (approx. 4.1 miles away); Songbirds (approx. 4.1 miles away); Town of Greenfield (approx. 4.2 miles away); Leavitt-Hovey House 1797 (approx. 4.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Raid on Old Deerfield.
Eunice Williams Monument image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, October 19, 2009
2. Eunice Williams Monument
The cruel and bloodthirsty
savage who took her, slew her
with his hatchet at one stroke.
Rev. John Williams
of Deerfield
The Redeemed Captive
so wrote of his wife
Mrs. Eunice Williams
Who was killed at this place
March 1, 1704
Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association Monument Erected August 12, 1884
The Raid on Deerfield: Many Stories of 1704 recounts this event in eight scenes with a prologue and an epilogue. Each scene is described from the perspectives of the cultures that were present. Move your cursor over the scene details below to reveal a brief description; click a scene detail to go to that scene. (Submitted on March 24, 2010, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

2. Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association. Founded in Deerfield, Massachusetts in 1870 as the first historical society in western Massachusetts, today the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association is a vibrant regional organization, supporting the Memorial Hall Museum and Library, Deerfield Teachers’ Center, Indian House Children’s Museum, and Community Outreach projects. (Submitted on March 24, 2010, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

3. Historical markers erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony. Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on March 24, 2010, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Additional keywords. Western Massachusetts Franklin County Old Deerfield Village
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 1,986 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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