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

Samuel Leonardson

1630 - 1930

 
 
Samuel Leonardson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert Briere, September 14, 2005
1. Samuel Leonardson Marker
Inscription. At the end of Hamilton Street is the site of the Leonardson house from which in 1695 Samuel, aged twelve, was taken captive. Two years later he was with his Indian master at the burning of Haverhill and helped Hannah Dustin to make her escape.
 
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. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 42° 15.346′ N, 71° 47.112′ W. Marker was in Worcester, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker was at the intersection of Grafton Street (Massachusetts Route 122) and Hamilton Street, on the left when traveling north on Grafton Street. Click for map. Marker is on war memorial round about which forms Billings Square. Marker was 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 location, measured as the crow flies. Jonas Rice (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away); Worcester (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Mill (approx. 1.4 miles
Samuel Leonardson Marker Site image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, November 12, 2011
2. Samuel Leonardson Marker Site
away); a different marker also named Worcester (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Perfect Game in Professional Baseball (approx. 1.6 miles away); Wigwam Hill (approx. 1.8 miles away); Indian Village Pakachoag (approx. 2.2 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.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Marker Disappearance
This marker was located on The War Memorial round-about at Billings Square in Worcester. Examination of the known location in November 2011 confirms that it has been removed, circumstances unknown. Preservation Worcester has been notified and promises notification if the whereabouts of the marker can be determined.
    — Submitted November 13, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.

 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
 
 
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