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Scituate in Plymouth County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Satuit Brook

1630 - 1930

 
 
Satuit Brook Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, May 21, 2011
1. Satuit Brook Marker
Inscription. From which the town derived its name. The Indian word first written Satuit or Seteat, meaning cold brook, was changed in 1640 to Scituate.
 
Erected 1930 by the Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers marker series.
 
Location. 42° 11.571′ N, 70° 43.564′ W. Marker is in Scituate, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Marker is on Front Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is just before the bridge and a few yards north of the four-way intersection of Front Street with First Parish Road, Kent Street, and Edward Foster Road. Marker is in this post office area: Scituate MA 02066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Men of Kent Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Meeting House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of the First Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Training Field (approx. half a mile away); Mann Historical Museum (approx. 0.6 miles away); Williams-Barker House
Satuit Brook Flowing Toward the Ocean image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, May 21, 2011
2. Satuit Brook Flowing Toward the Ocean
(approx. ¾ mile away); The Italian Freighter Etrusco (approx. one mile away); Old Scituate Lighthouse (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Scituate.
 
Also see . . .
1. About Scituate. An overview of the town’s early history. (Submitted on May 22, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.) 

2. Historical Markers Erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission (1930). Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on August 21, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

3. Scituate Historical Society. The purpose of the society is to promote the study of local history and to preserve the antiquities of Scituate and those municipalities that were anciently a part of our town. (Submitted on September 10, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 475 times since then and 20 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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