Eastham in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
First Encounter Plaque
Commemorating the Pilgrims’ ﬁrst encounter with Native Americans
Erected 2001 by The Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Location. 41° 49.267′ N, 70° 0.228′ W. Marker is in Eastham, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker is on Samoset Road south of First Encounter Beach parking lot, on the right. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eastham MA 02642, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Encounter Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Orleans Massachusetts 1814 (approx. 1.5 miles away); Eastham Windmill (approx. 1.6 miles away); Kettles (approx. 2 miles away); Workboat of the Marshes (approx. 2 miles away); Jonathan Young Mill (approx. 2.2 miles away); French–Atlantic Cable Company (approx. 2.4 miles away); Three Sisters Lit the Way (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Eastham.
More about this marker. The second of two monuments commemorating the same event, the Pilgrims' first encounter with Indians. This one erected 2001 in the First Encounter Beach parking lot.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Native Americans • Notable Events • Settlements & Settlers •
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