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

John Wise House

1630 - 1930

 
 
John Wise House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Tiernan, September 23, 2011
1. John Wise House Marker
Inscription. Erected in 1701 by John Wise, pastor of the Chebacco parish of Ipswich, now Essex. Son of a laborer, Harvard graduate, army chaplain, protestant against taxation without representation and against the witchcraft delusion, defender of democracy in the church, and a brilliant prose writer.
 
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° 38.788′ N, 70° 46.935′ W. Marker is in Essex, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is on John Wise Avenue (Massachusetts Route 133), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 85 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. Free School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shipbuilders Memorial (approx. one mile away); Shipyard of 1668 (approx. one mile away); Herbert Goodhue War Memorial (approx. one mile away); Essex Massachusetts Soldiers' Monument (approx.
Approaching John Wise House Marker, heading north image. Click for full size.
By Michael Tiernan, September 23, 2011
2. Approaching John Wise House Marker, heading north
one mile away); Knowlton Moore Memorial Playground (approx. one mile away); Masconomet Sagamore of the Agawams (approx. 2.2 miles away); Ipswich Massachusetts War Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Essex.
 
Regarding John Wise House. I am not aware if this house is publicly accessable, I am of the impression that it is private property. My excursion into the property to take these photos was no more than two or three feet.
 
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 September 29, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Additional keywords. Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
John Wise House Marker as seen from street. image. Click for full size.
By Michael Tiernan, September 23, 2011
3. John Wise House Marker as seen from street.
Approaching the John Wise House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Tiernan, September 23, 2011
4. Approaching the John Wise House
The John Wise House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Tiernan, September 23, 2011
5. The John Wise House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 774 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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