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

First Settler

1630 - 1930

 
 
First Settler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 25, 2010
1. First Settler Marker
Inscription. Here stood the cabin of Richard Tarr founder of the Tarr Family on Cape Ann. He came to Marblehead in 1680, then settled in Sacco, Maine. Driven thence by Indians, he became the first settler of Sandy Bay (Rockport) in 1690.
 
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° 39.398′ N, 70° 37.361′ W. Marker is in Rockport, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Highland Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockport MA 01966, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old First Parish Burying Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Pool (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Settlers of Sandy Bay (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bear Skin Neck (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rockport World War I & II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harvey Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Town Wharves (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cannon from the U.S.S. Constitution (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rockport.
 
Regarding First Settler.
First Settler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 25, 2010
2. First Settler Marker
Mr. Tarr's decendents are still numerous and present in Rockport, active in civic and political matters.
 
Also see . . .
1. 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.) 

2. Sandy Bay Historical Society of Rockport Massachusetts. Historical Society website for the town of Rockport containing information on collections, exhibits and local attractions. (Submitted on September 10, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 765 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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