Near Sturbridge in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
1630 – 1930
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° 2.921′ N, 72° 7.432′ W. Marker is near Sturbridge, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Mashapaug Road (Massachusetts Route 15) and Leadmine Road, on the right when traveling south on Mashapaug Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sturbridge MA 01566, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Steerage Rock (approx. 6.4 miles away); Indian Hill (approx. 6.4 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 11.6 miles away); Brookfield (approx. 11.8 miles away); Boston Post Road (approx. 12 miles away); a different Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 12 miles away); Ashford (approx. 12.2 miles away in Connecticut); a different marker also named Boston Post Road (approx. 13 miles away).
Regarding Tantiusques. The site of the abandoned graphite mine is not accessible by road, but the area can be explored by hiking a 1.5-mile loop trail (see links below).
Also see . . .
1. Hiking information. (Submitted on May 27, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.)
2. Tantiusques. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on May 27, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.)
3. 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. • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
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