Rowley in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
First Fulling Mill
1630 - 1930
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° 44.386′ N, 70° 53.926′ W. Marker is in Rowley, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Newbury Turnpike (Massachusetts Route 1) and Mill Street, on the right when traveling south on Newbury Turnpike. Click for map. The marker is lower than most and off the side of the road behind a guard rail. The actual approach to the sign and the mill is from Mill Street just beyond it. Marker is in this post office area: Rowley MA 01969, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rowley Massachusetts World War I Honor Roll (approx. 2 miles away); Rowley Massachusetts World War II Honor Roll (approx. 2 miles away); Rowley Massachusetts Korean War Honor Roll Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Rowley Massachusetts Viet Nam Honor Roll Memorial Rowley Massachusetts Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Rowley Burial Ground (approx. 2 miles away); Rowley Massachusetts Civil War Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Newbury (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rowley.
Regarding First Fulling Mill. For those not carrying their handy-dandy unit conversion slide rule, the distance "Ten rods" is approximately 165.0 feet (50meters)
A quick check of Wikipedia tells us that "Fulling" is:
Fulling or tucking or walking ("waulking" in Scotland) is a step in woolen clothmaking which involves the cleansing of cloth (particularly wool) to eliminate oils, dirt, and other impurities, and making it thicker.
Also see . . .
1. Definition of "Fulling" at Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 6, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, 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 (Submitted on October 14, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.)
Additional keywords. Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission
Categories. • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
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