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

The Revolutionary Tavern

1630 - 1930

 
 
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By Russell C. Bixby, June 27, 2011
1. The Revolutionary Tavern Marker
Inscription. Built before 1747 and kept from 1758 to 1790 by Obadiah Sawtell, "the old landlord." He was a delegate to the Provincial Congress. Here the men gathered at the alarm on April 19, 1775.
 
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° 35.096′ N, 71° 38.874′ W. Marker is in Shirley, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Massachusetts Route 2A near Parker Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shirley MA 01464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Parsonage (approx. 2.9 miles away); Parker House (approx. 4.2 miles away); Groton (approx. 4.3 miles away); Birthplace of Johnny Appleseed (approx. 6.2 miles away); Town of Harvard (approx. 6.6 miles away); Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church (approx. 6.6 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 6.6 miles away); Harvard Veteran's Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Tercentenary Commission Markers.
The Revolutionary Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, June 27, 2011
2. The Revolutionary Tavern Marker
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 28, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
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