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North Oxford in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Clara Bartonís Birthplace

1630 – 1930

 
 
Clara Barton”s Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, May 24, 2011
1. Clara Barton”s Birthplace Marker
Inscription. One mile westward Clara Barton, "the angel of the battlefield," was born in 1821. A volunteer nurse in the Civil War, she served the International Red Cross in the Franco-Prussian War, founded the American Red Cross and served as its president for 23 years.
 
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° 9.332′ N, 71° 52.843′ W. Marker is in North Oxford, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Massachusetts Route 12) and Clara Barton Road, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: North Oxford MA 01537, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Huguenot Settlement (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Johnson Massacre (approx. 3.9 miles away); Dr. Robert H. Goddard Park (approx. 4.2 miles away); Old Maanexit Ford (approx. 4.4 miles away); Indian Village Pakachoag
Wider View Looking South image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, May 24, 2011
2. Wider View Looking South
(approx. 6.4 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 6.5 miles away); Worcester (approx. 6.5 miles away); Chaubunagungamaug (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Birthplace museum. This website has a good overview of Claraís life and work. (Submitted on May 27, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.) 

2. Tercentenary Commission. Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Tercentenary Commission, commemorating the 300th anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on May 27, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkWar, US Civil
 
Clara Bartonís Birthplace image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, May 24, 2011
3. Clara Bartonís Birthplace
The house, now a museum, is 0.7 mile west of Route 12 (by odometer) along a rather curvy and hilly road.
Clara Barton image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
4. Clara Barton
This c. 1865 photo of Clara Barton by Mathew B. Brady hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Clara Barton considered herself foremost a relief worker, whose efforts to aid those in need consumed most of her adult life. Yet she is remembered best as a Civil War nurse and as the founder of the American Red Cross. During the war; Barton realized her true calling of service by organizing and distributing supplies to Union soldiers and visiting the fields of battle as an independent nurse. At war's end; she organized a missing soldiers office, answering thousands of inquiries from bereaved families about their loved ones. When she closed the office in 1867, she had identified the fate of some 22,000 men. Later, after attending a European meeting of the International Red Cross, Barton returned home and worked to found the American Red Cross in 1881. She served as its first president for the next twenty-three years.” — National Portrait Gallery
Another View of the House image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, May 24, 2011
5. Another View of the House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 1,041 times since then and 57 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.   4. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. 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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