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Grafton in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Thomas Hooker Trail

1630 - 1930

 
 
Thomas Hooker Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert Aberg, March 8, 2016
1. Thomas Hooker Trail Marker
View along Route 122 in northerly direction.
Inscription. Crossing the highway at this point is the Indian trail followed by the Reverend Thomas Hooker in 1636 when, with his invalid wife borne on a litter, he led a company of Massachusetts settlers to found Hartford, Connecticut.
 
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° 11.887′ N, 71° 41.406′ W. Marker is in Grafton, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Providence Road (U.S. 122) and Pullard Road, on the right when traveling north on Providence Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grafton MA 01519, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hassanamesit (approx. 0.7 miles away); Indian Reservation (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Old Connecticut Path (approx. 5.1 miles away); Jonas Rice (approx. 5.9 miles away); Samuel Leonardson (approx. 6.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Wigwam Hill
Thomas Hooker Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert Aberg, March 8, 2016
2. Thomas Hooker Trail Marker
View along Route 122 in southerly direction.
(approx. 6.4 miles away); Worcester (approx. 6.7 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 6.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Grafton.
 
More about this marker. The "Thomas Hooker Trail" marker was received from a concerned citizen by members of the Grafton Historical Commission in October, 2014. The marker was taken to Worcester Technical High School and restored and repainted using Massachusetts DOT official paint color and specifications (ref: http://www.thegraftonnews.com/worcester-tech-students-restore-historical-markers-to-their-former-glory/ ). The marker was subsequently remounted on March 8, 2016 by the Grafton Highway Dept. at the same location.

Robert Aberg, Grafton Historical Commission (ref: Historical Commission meeting minutes from 2015 at http://www.grafton-ma.gov/historical-commission ).
 
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 June 8, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

2. Grafton Historical Society. The Grafton Historical Society, incorporated in 1964, is a private organization that collects, preserves and interprets objects related to the history of Grafton, Massachusetts. The office and museum are located in the Lower Level of the Grafton Town House (the former Town Hall). (Submitted on September 10, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 874 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on , by Robert Aberg of Grafton, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Robert Aberg of Grafton, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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