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

First Settlement

1630 - 1930

 
 
First Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, May 20, 2011
1. First Settlement Marker
Inscription. Here, enclosed by a stockade, the first settlement was made in 1673. Nine rods to the westward a fort was built in 1685 and eight rods southeast stood the Indians' Council Rock.
 
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° 41.347′ N, 72° 27.525′ W. Marker is in Northfield, Massachusetts, in Franklin County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 10) just from Maple Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Northfield MA 01360, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. King Philip's Hill (approx. one mile away); Indian Council Fires (approx. 1.9 miles away); Nathanial Dickinson House (approx. 1.9 miles away but has been reported missing); Captain Richard Beers (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lieut. Ebenezer Sheldon's Fort (approx. 3 miles away); Deacon Ebenezer Sheldon's Fort (approx. 3.5 miles
First Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, May 20, 2011
2. First Settlement Marker
away); Burke Fort (approx. 4.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Bernardston Veterans Monument (approx. 5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Northfield.
 
Also see . . .  Tercentenary Commission. 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 EraWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 698 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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