Sterling in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Mary Sawyer’s Birthplace
Location. 42° 25.884′ N, 71° 44.211′ W. Marker is in Sterling, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on Maple Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is just before Maple Street ends in a T with Rugg Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 Maple Street, Sterling MA 01564, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lancaster (approx. 1.2 miles away); "Mary Had a Little Lamb" (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rowlandson Rock (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Rowlandson Rock (approx. 2.6 miles away); Site of Mary Rowlandson’s Capture (approx. 3.4 miles away); Site of the Great Elm (approx. 3.7 miles away); Birthplace of Johnny Appleseed (approx. 5.8 miles away); Redemption Rock (approx. 8.5 miles away).
Regarding Mary Sawyer’s Birthplace. Mary Elizabeth Sawyer of Sterling, Massachusetts, probably inspired the popular nursery
The original house in which Mary Sawyer was born stayed in the family for generations. Sadly, it was destroyed by fire in August 2007.
Also see . . .
1. Sterling Historical Society. The story of Mary Sawyer, her lamb, and the nursery rhyme. Included are facsimile pages of a 1928 pamphlet by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford. (Submitted on May 31, 2010, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.)
2. Wikipedia article. About the authorship of the poem. (Submitted on May 31, 2010, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.)
3. Worcester Telegram and Gazette. News article about the 2007 fire that destroyed the original house where Mary Sawyer was born. (Submitted on May 31, 2010, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.)
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