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Arlington in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Jason Russell House

1630 – 1930

 
 
Jason Russell House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, June 2, 2011
1. Jason Russell House Marker
Inscription. Built by Martha, widow of William Russell, about 1680. Occupied until 1890 by her descendants, of whom Jason Russell lost his life in the conflict of April 19, 1775.
 
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° 24.965′ N, 71° 9.494′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Jason Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is near the intersection of Jason Street with Massachusetts Avenue (U.S. 3). Marker is in this post office area: Arlington MA 02476, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. House of John Cutter (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Cooke’s Mill Lane (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Men of Menotomy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whittemore Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Samuel Whittemore (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cooper’s Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away); Arlington Reservoir (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Foot of the Rocks (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington.
 
Also see . . .
Wide View Including House image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, June 2, 2011
2. Wide View Including House

1. Battle of Menotomy. The Arlington Historical Society participates in reenactments of the battle that occurred at Jason Russell’s house on the afternoon after Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride. Menotomy is the old name for Arlington. (Submitted on June 2, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.) 

2. Visiting the Jason Russell House. (Submitted on June 2, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.)
3. Tercentenary Commission. Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Tercentenary Commission, commemorating the 300th anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on June 2, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.) 

4. Arlington Historical Society. The Arlington Historical Society was founded amidst rapid residential development in what had been a quiet agricultural town. The purposes of the Society are to (1) promote and encourage the knowledge of the history of the Town of Arlington and the preservation of its antiquities, (2) disseminate historical information in the Town and elsewhere, (3) preserve and operate the Jason Russell House, the Smith Museum, and The Society's collections and (4) engage in other activities as may be permitted by the Articles of Organization when deemed useful by the Board of Directors of the Society (Submitted on November 6, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraMan-Made FeaturesWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 801 times since then and 6 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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