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

Cambridge

1630 - 1930

 
 
Cambridge (Massachusetts Avenue & Dunster Street) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, September 26, 2011
1. Cambridge (Massachusetts Avenue & Dunster Street) Marker
Inscription. Location chosen in 1630 to be the capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Settled in 1631 under leadership of Thomas Dudley and called the New Town. The College ordered to be here, 1637. Name changed to Cambridge after the English University Town, 1638.
 
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° 22.391′ N, 71° 7.133′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Dunster Street, on the right when traveling south on Massachusetts Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located on Dunster Street side of Cambridge Savings Bank, attached to the wall of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1374 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02138, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stephen Daye (here, next to this marker); Fourth Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Way to Charlestown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko (approx. ¼ mile away); Gen. Casimir Pulaski (approx. ¼ mile away); These Cannon Were Abandoned (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington’s General Orders (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Cambridge.
 
More about this marker. This marker was placed originally at Mt. Auburn Street at Cambridge-Watertown line or at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Harvard Bridge. This is the only one of these identical markers which can located in 2011.
 
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 August 20, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

2. Cambridge Historical Society. The Cambridge Historical Society has been a repository of history and culture for over 100 years. We are an active non-profit organization and are dedicated to promoting an interest in all aspects of the history and heritage of Cambridge. (Submitted on September 8, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 514 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on , by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photo   1. 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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