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Lancaster in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Site of the Great Elm

 
 
Site of the Great Elm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, May 30, 2010
1. Site of the Great Elm Marker
Inscription. Nearby was the largest elm in New England, one of the many huge elms for which Lancaster was famous during the 18th and 19th centuries, located beside the Nashua on an old road called Loverís Lane. Measurements in 1888: circumference at 5 ft. above ground, 23 ft. 5 in.; 7 ft. above ground, 24 ft.; branch spread, 114 ft.; height, 95 ft. Eight people with arms outstretched could reach around it. A terrible wind blew the tree down in 1908.
 
Erected by Lancaster Historical Commission.
 
Location. 42° 26.725′ N, 71° 40.057′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on Center Bridge Road 0.1 miles north of Still River Road (Route 110), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is directly across the street from the Lancaster Recycling Center. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster MA 01523, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Mary Rowlandsonís Capture (approx. half a mile away); Rowlandson Rock (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Rowlandson Rock (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lancaster (approx. 2.6
View from Center Bridge Road image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, May 30, 2010
2. View from Center Bridge Road
miles away); Mary Sawyerís Birthplace (approx. 3.7 miles away); "Mary Had a Little Lamb" (approx. 4.7 miles away); Birthplace of Johnny Appleseed (approx. 5.7 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Also see . . .  Picture of Great Elm. In this scan of an 1879 book about Lancaster, MA, you can click back to pages 34-35 for a description of the tree. (Submitted on June 13, 2010, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 1,187 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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