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

Wigwam Hill

1630 - 1930

 
 
Wigwam Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, July 30, 2011
1. Wigwam Hill Marker
Inscription. One mile north on Wigwam Hill was one of the three Indian villages on Worcester ground. The heirs of Sagamore Pennasanet sold their rights to Captains Gookin, Henchman and Prentice on December 6, 1677.
 
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° 16.449′ N, 71° 45.61′ W. Marker is in Worcester, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on Belmont Street (Massachusetts Route 9), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Worcester MA 01604, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Worcester (approx. half a mile away); Samuel Leonardson (approx. 1.8 miles away but has been reported missing); Jonas Rice (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Worcester (approx. 2 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 2 miles away); First Mill (approx. 2.1 miles away); First Perfect Game in Professional Baseball (approx. 2.7 miles away); Shrewsbury Minute Men (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Worcester.
 
Also see . . .
District 3 Headquaters, Massachusetts Department of Transportation(Mass Highway) image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, July 30, 2011
2. District 3 Headquaters, Massachusetts Department of Transportation(Mass Highway)

1. Historical Markers Erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission (1930). Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on July 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

2. Preservation Worcester. Preservation Worcester for more than forty years, has been a source for critical thinking and education in matters of the city's architectural integrity, the cohesiveness of neighborhoods, and the preservation of culturally significant structures. (Submitted on July 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 5 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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