“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Worcester in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)


1630 - 1930

Worcester (Gardner Square) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, September 26, 2011
1. Worcester (Gardner Square) Marker
Inscription. The first settlement of this lonely region called Quinsigamond was attempted in 1673, but abandoned during King Philip's War. A second settlement, attempted in 1684, soon named Worcester, was also temporarily abandoned because of Indian hostility. Permanent occupation was effected in 1713.
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° 14.648′ N, 71° 50.231′ W. Marker is in Worcester, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Massachusetts Route 9) and Stafford Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Worcester MA 01603, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Village Pakachoag (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Perfect Game in Professional Baseball (approx. 2.1 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 2.7 miles away); Dr. Robert H. Goddard Park (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Worcester (approx. 2.7 miles away); First Mill (approx. 2.7 miles away); Samuel Leonardson (approx. 2.8 miles away but has been reported missing); Jonas Rice (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Worcester.
Also see . . .
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 Era
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photo   1. 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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