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

King Philip's Hill

1630 - 1930

 

—Sachem of the Wampanoag —

 
King Philip Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, August 18, 2009
1. King Philip Hill Marker
Inscription. Philip, second son and successor of Massasoit, Sachem of the Wampanoag, camped on this hill during the winter of 1675-6. The stump of a large look-out tree together with defence trenches are to be seen on top.
 
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° 41.033′ N, 72° 28.585′ W. Marker is in Northfield, Massachusetts, in Franklin County. Marker is on Old Bernardston Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Northfield MA 01360, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Settlement (approx. one mile away); Indian Council Fires (approx. 1.7 miles away); Captain Richard Beers (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lieut. Ebenezer Sheldon's Fort (approx. 2 miles away); Nathanial Dickinson House (approx. 2.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Deacon Ebenezer Sheldon's Fort (approx. 2.7 miles away); Burke Fort (approx. 3.8 miles away but has been reported missing); Bernardston Veterans Monument (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Northfield.
 
Also see . . .  Historical markers erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony. Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on November 17, 2009, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Additional keywords. Western Massachusetts Massachusetts Bay Colony Massasoit Pioneer Valley Connecticut River Valley
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
 
 
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