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

Worcester

1630 - 1930

 
 
Worcester(Lincoln Square) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, July 30, 2011
1. Worcester(Lincoln 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° 16.296′ N, 71° 47.953′ W. Marker is in Worcester, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Belmont Street (Massachusetts Route 9) and Grove Street, on the left when traveling west on Belmont Street. Click for map. Marker stands in front of World War One memorial at Lincoln Square. Marker is in this post office area: Worcester MA 01608, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. Henry Knox Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Mill (about 600 feet away); First Perfect Game in Professional Baseball (approx. 0.7 miles away); Samuel Leonardson
World War One Memorial- Lincoln Square image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, July 30, 2011
2. World War One Memorial- Lincoln Square
(approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Worcester (approx. 1.5 miles away); Jonas Rice (approx. 1.7 miles away); Wigwam Hill (approx. 2 miles away); Indian Village Pakachoag (approx. 2.7 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 499 times since then and 22 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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