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

Huguenot Settlement

1630 - 1930

 
 
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By Russell C. Bixby, May 31, 2011
1. Huguenot Settlement Marker
Inscription. Up this road on Mayo's Hill, are the remains of a bastioned fort built by Huguenots driven from France by the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Their prosperous settlement was interrupted by Indian attacks in 1696, and finally abandoned in 1704.
 
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° 6.532′ N, 71° 51.959′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Massachusetts Route 12 and Huguenot Road, on the left when traveling south on State Route 12. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oxford MA 01540, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Johnson Massacre (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Maanexit Ford (approx. 1.4 miles away); Clara Bartonís Birthplace (approx. 3.3 miles away); Chaubunagungamaug (approx. 4.4 miles away); Dr. Robert H. Goddard Park (approx. 6.9 miles away); Indian Village Pakachoag
Huguenot Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, May 31, 2011
2. Huguenot Settlement Marker
(approx. 9.1 miles away); Worcester (approx. 9.5 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 9.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oxford.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historical Markers Erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission (1930). 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 May 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

2. The Huguenot Society of America. The Society collects and preserves documents relating to Huguenot history and genealogy; hosts luncheons and receptions; publishes books; presents lectures; and maintains a library of books, monographs, manuscripts, and materials on the Huguenot experience. (Submitted on June 6, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 782 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on , by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, 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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