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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Cumberland in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)

Nine Menís Misery

Nine Men's Misery Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 7, 2004
1. Nine Men's Misery Marker
Inscription. On this spot where they were slain by the Indians were buried the nine soldiers captured in Pierceís fight. March 26, 1676.
Location. 41° 56′ N, 71° 24.112′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is on Diamond Hill Road (Rhode Island Route 114) one mile south of Angell Road (Rhode Island Route 116). Click for map. From the entrance to the property, drive to the far back right and park, then take trail to marker. Marker is in this post office area: Cumberland RI 02864, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monastery Bell (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); South Attleboro Memorial Wall (approx. 2.5 miles away in Massachusetts); Pierce Park and Riverwalk (approx. 2.8 miles away); Garland - Muccio Square (approx. 3 miles away in Massachusetts); Draper Farm Historic Site (approx. 3.3 miles away in Massachusetts); Old Powder House 1768 (approx. 3.3 miles away in Massachusetts); First Successful Cotton Mill in America (approx. 4 miles away); The Old Slater Mill (approx. 4 miles away).
Regarding Nine Menís Misery. The cairn behind the marker was built in 1928 to prevent disturbances of the graves which had apparently become frequent. The site and surrounding woods are said to be haunted.
Also see . . .  Wiki entry on Nine Men's Misery. (Submitted on October 12, 2007.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,346 times since then and 114 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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