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


1630 - 1930

Lancaster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, June 27, 2011
1. Lancaster Marker
Inscription. The Plantation of Nasheway embracing this and several adjoining towns was granted to a group of "Undertakers" in search of iron deposits, in 1644. John Prescott the first settler made a success of frontier farming under great difficulties.
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° 26.579′ N, 71° 43.115′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on Sterling Road (Massachusetts Route 62) just east of Clinton Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster MA 01523, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rowlandson Rock (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mary Sawyer’s Birthplace (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Rowlandson Rock (approx. 1.6 miles away); "Mary Had a Little Lamb" (approx. 2.1 miles away); Site of Mary Rowlandson’s Capture (approx. 2.3 miles away); Site of the Great Elm (approx. 2.6 miles away); Birthplace of Johnny Appleseed (approx. 5 miles away); The Drake Home and the Underground Railroad (approx. 5.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lancaster.
Also see . . .  Tercentenary Commission Markers. Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on June 27, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce
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