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Rehoboth in Bristol County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Horton Signal

1777 - 1779

 
 
Horton Signal 1777-1779 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 1, 2012
1. Horton Signal 1777-1779 Marker
Inscription. When the British occupied Newport, RI. during the Revolution they often threatened the surrounding towns with raids or "alarums" as they were called. When a raid began a system of beacon fires were lit to warn the militia in neighboring towns to turn out.

The gathering place for Rehoboth's militia was the "Liberty Tree" near the monument at the foot of the hill on Brook Street.

From here the town kept a continual watch for beacon fires from the direction of Barrington R.I.
 
Erected by Rehoboth Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 48.484′ N, 71° 14.778′ W. Marker is in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is on Chestnut Street north of Brook Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 243 Chestnut Street, Rehoboth MA 02769, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Original Oak Swamp Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Samual Baker Grist & Sawmill Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Liberty Tree (approx. 0.4 miles away); Palmer River Pound (approx. 0.6 miles away); Daniel Bullock- Samuel Baker Sawmill site 1750-1850
Horton Signal 1777-1779 Marker and Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 1, 2012
2. Horton Signal 1777-1779 Marker and Monument
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Orleans Manufacturing Co. (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Palmer's River Meeting House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bad Luck Pond (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rehoboth.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Horton Signal Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 1, 2012
3. Horton Signal Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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