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

Fairbanks House

1630 - 1930

 
 
Fairbanks House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, August 31, 2011
1. Fairbanks House Marker
Inscription. Oldest house in Dedham, a part of it built about 1636. Homestead of Jonathan Fairbanks, who, with his sons John, George, and Jonathan, Junior, signed the Dedham Covenant September 10, 1636. Ancestral home of the late Vice- President Fairbanks.
 
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° 14.609′ N, 71° 10.065′ W. Marker is in Dedham, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and East Street, on the right when traveling east on Eastern Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dedham MA 02026, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dedham (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); The Powder House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dedham Boat Club (approx. 0.8 miles away); 54th Infantry - 55th Infantry - 5th Cavalry (approx. 1.9 miles away); Ponkapoag Plantation
Fairbanks House Entry- Dedham, Massachusetts image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, August 31, 2011
2. Fairbanks House Entry- Dedham, Massachusetts
(approx. 4 miles away); Boston Civil War Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); Boston Spanish American War Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dedham.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fairbanks House-Fairbanks Family in America. The Fairbanks House is owned and preserved by the Fairbanks Family in America, Inc., a genealogical membership organization. The Fairbanks House in Dedham, MA is thought to be the oldest standing timber frame building in North America. Built circa 1637-1641 for Jonathan and Grace Fairebanke and their six children, it was home to eight generations of the Fairbanks family. The Fairbanks House is now a historic house museum, open annually May 1 -- October 31. (Submitted on August 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

2. 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 August 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Fairbanks House Monument- Dedham, Massachusetts image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, August 31, 2011
3. Fairbanks House Monument- Dedham, Massachusetts
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 524 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on , by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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