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

Free School

1630 - 1930

 
 
Free School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Tiernan, September 23, 2011
1. Free School Marker
Inscription. A free school for Chebacco parish was opened in an upper room of this house in 1695 by the appointed master, Nathaniel Rust, Junior. The town gave "Six acres of pasture land for the benefit of the school and one-quarter acre for Mr. Rust's house."
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers marker series.
 
Location. 42° 38.288′ N, 70° 46.933′ W. Marker is in Essex, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is on John Wise Avenue (Massachusetts Route 133). Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21 John Wise Avenue, Essex MA 01929, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shipbuilders Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shipyard of 1668 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Herbert Goodhue War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Essex Massachusetts Soldiers' Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Knowlton Moore Memorial Playground (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Wise House
Free School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Tiernan, September 23, 2011
2. Free School Marker
Marker as seen from across the street.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Masconomet Sagamore of the Agawams (approx. 2 miles away); Ipswich Massachusetts War Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Essex.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on the side of a busy road surrounded by a large amount of underbrush and in front of a large fence. There is not much to see other than this marker itself.
 
Regarding Free School. I have tried to find out if there's actually a building associated with this subject to no avail. Any building, if it does exist is on private property anyway so that makes it inaccessable.
 
Also see . . .  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 October 7, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Additional keywords. Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission
 
Categories. Colonial EraEducationNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 581 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts.   2. submitted on , by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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