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

Balch House

1630 - 1930

 
 
Balch House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 27, 2010
1. Balch House Marker
Inscription. Built in 1638 by John Balch, who came over in 1623 with Captain Robert Gorges. The "Old Planters" received this land in exchange for their settlement at Salem.
 
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° 33.733′ N, 70° 53.043′ W. Marker is in Beverly, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Cabot Street (Massachusetts Route 1A) and Balch Street, on the right when traveling south on Cabot Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 448 Cabot Street, Beverly MA 01915, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roger Conant (approx. mile away); Planters Path to their Landing Place (approx. half a mile away); Hale Farm (approx. one mile away); Beverly Vietnam War Memorial (approx. one mile away); Beverly World War II Memorial (approx. one mile away); The Memorial Bell (approx. one mile away); Beverly Korean War Memorial (approx. one mile away); Beverly World War I Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Beverly.
 
Regarding Balch House.
The Balch House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 27, 2010
2. The Balch House
The Balch House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
 
Also see . . .
1. Balch House Associates. (Submitted on October 3, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. John Balch House on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 3, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers. Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on May 21, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Balch House Sign image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 27, 2010
3. Balch House Sign
The Beverly Historical Society
and Museum
The Balch House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 983 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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