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

Third Cliff

1630 - 1930

 
 
Third Cliff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, August 27, 2010
1. Third Cliff Marker
Inscription. The first plantations at "Satuit" were laid out by the Men of Kent before 1628 on this cliff, which was then much more extensive.
 
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° 10.475′ N, 70° 42.893′ W. Marker is in Scituate, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Marker is at the intersection of Collier Road (a one-way street) and Cliff Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Collier Road (a one-way street). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scituate MA 02066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Meeting House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of the First Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Men of Kent Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mann Historical Museum (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Training Field (approx. 1.4 miles away); Satuit Brook (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Stockbridge Grist Mill (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of Stockbridge Mansion (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Scituate.
 
Regarding Third Cliff.
Wide View of Third Cliff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, August 27, 2010
2. Wide View of Third Cliff Marker
In this south-facing view shortly after sunrise, the mouth of North River can be seen in the distance.
The first European settlers at Scituate, Massachusetts, 16 miles north of Plymouth, were called the Men of Kent for the county in England whence they came. Satuit is the archaic spelling of the town’s name, which comes from the Wampanoag language.
 
Also see . . .
1. 2007 report. According to this survey, the town of Scituate could make residents more aware of Third Cliff’s historical significance and further protect its resources. (Submitted on August 27, 2010, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.) 

2. Recent news story. Third Cliff is a sanctuary for piping plovers and least terns. (Submitted on August 27, 2010, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.) 

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 EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 847 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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