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

Site of Stockbridge Mansion

1630 - 1930

 
 
Site of Stockbridge Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, November 3, 2009
1. Site of Stockbridge Mansion Marker
Inscription. The Stockbridge mansion, built before 1660, stood on this site. It was a garrison house in King Philip’s War for protection of the mills, and was successfully defended. The pond and mill were made famous by Woodworth’s poem "The Old Oaken Bucket."
 
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° 10.688′ N, 70° 44.962′ W. Marker is in Scituate, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Marker is on Country Way just north of the Greenbush Rotary, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scituate MA 02066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Stockbridge Grist Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Oaken Bucket (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mann Historical Museum (approx. one mile away); First Training Field (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of the First Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Meeting House
View of the Marker and Pond image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, November 3, 2009
2. View of the Marker and Pond
The marker lies along Country Way, next to what is now called Old Oaken Bucket Pond.
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Men of Kent Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cudworth House (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Scituate.
 
Regarding Site of Stockbridge Mansion. The pond visible in Photo 2 is referred to in these lines from Samuel Woodworth’s poem:
The wide spreading pond, and the mill that stood by it,
The bridge and the rock where the cataract fell...

 
Also see . . .
1. 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.) 

2. Scituate Historical Society. The purpose of the society is to promote the study of local history and to preserve the antiquities of Scituate and those municipalities that were anciently a part of our town. (Submitted on September 10, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicColonial EraNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 1,428 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on , by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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