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

Bloody Brook Stone Slab

 
 
Bloody Brook Stone Slab Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, October 30, 2010
1. Bloody Brook Stone Slab Marker
Inscription.
Grave
of
Capt. Lathrop
and
Men Slain
by the
Indians
1675


 
Location. 42° 28.919′ N, 72° 36.232′ W. Marker is in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, in Franklin County. Marker is on North Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Main Street, South Deerfield MA 01373, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bloody Brook Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Deerfield (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named Old Deerfield (approx. 4.9 miles away); Town of Greenfield (approx. 7.3 miles away); Leavitt-Hovey House 1797 (approx. 7.3 miles away); Hatfield (approx. 8.6 miles away); Capt. William Turner (approx. 8.6 miles away); Hadley (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
Regarding Bloody Brook Stone Slab. This horizontal slab is “perhaps the oldest surviving monument to veterans in America,” write Eric B. Schultz and Michael J. Tougias in their 1999 book, King Philip’s War. It predates by many years the Bloody Brook Monument (see Other Nearby Markers, above). But
View of Marker from the Road image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, October 30, 2010
2. View of Marker from the Road
The slab sits in the front yard of the house at 100 North Main Street, just over 100 yards south of the Bloody Brook Monument.
it had been moved so many times that in 1835, when construction started on that structure, the town formed a committee to identify the precise location of the mass grave. “Guided by ‘tradition and some aged people’ the committee located the spot,” Schultz and Tougias note.
 
Also see . . .  A Brief History. Short summary of King Philip’s War. (Submitted on November 4, 2010, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansNotable EventsWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 1,072 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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