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

Royall House

1630 - 1930

 
 
Royall House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtney Michael, December 12, 2011
1. Royall House Marker
Inscription. Mansion built by Isaac Royall who came here from Antigua with his slaves in 1737. His son Isaac Royall, a loyalist, founded at Harvard the oldest law professorship in the United States. Headquarters of General John Stark during the Siege of Boston.
 
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° 24.749′ N, 71° 6.646′ W. Marker is in Medford, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. located in Royall Park, adjacent to Royall House property. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 George Street, Medford MA 02155, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Jingle Bells” Composed Here (approx. 0.4 miles away); Captain Isaac Hall Hitching Post (approx. 0.4 miles away); “Grandfather’s House” (approx. half a mile away); Powder House (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Peter Tufts (Cradock) House
Royall House image. Click for full size.
By Courtney Michael, December 12, 2011
2. Royall House
(approx. 0.9 miles away); James Walter Mullally Crossing (approx. 1.5 miles away); Harris Delta (approx. 1.8 miles away); Malden Spanish War Veterans Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Medford.
 
Also see . . .
1. Medford Historical Society. The society was organized in 1896 by concerned citizens from the city of Medford. Their purpose was to collect and preserve the history of this historic city, to correct the myths that had grown up over the years, to build a historical library, to collect the artifacts of local history, and to celebrate historical anniversaries. (Submitted on December 14, 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 December 14, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

3. The Royall House and Slave Quarters. Web site for the Royall House Association. (Submitted on February 10, 2012.) 
 
Additional keywords. Harvard University
 
Categories. African AmericansColonial EraEducationWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Courtney Michael of Medford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 488 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Courtney Michael of Medford, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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