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

Danforth Homestead

1630 - 1930

 
 
Danforth Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
Maria-Billerica Historical Society, May 26, 2011
1. Danforth Homestead Marker
Inscription. Site of homestead of Captain Jonathan Danforth, pioneer of Billerica and famous surveyor. "He rode the circuit, chain'd great towns and farms to good behavior; and by well worked stations he fixed their bounds for many generations. "
 
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° 33.638′ N, 71° 16.172′ W. Marker is in Billerica, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Boston Road just from River Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North Billerica MA 01862, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Rogers Homestead (approx. 2.5 miles away); Billerica (approx. 2.6 miles away); Chief of the Penacooks (approx. 4.4 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 4.5 miles away); Minutemen Muster Location (approx. 4.7 miles away); Chelmsford’s “Minuteman Boulder” (approx. 4.9 miles away); Chelmsford (approx. 4.9 miles away); Oldest Toll House (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Billerica.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historical Markers Erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission (1930). Tercentenary Commission Markers. 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 1, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

2. Billerica Historical Society. The Billerica Historical Society, founded in 1894,is a private organization whose mission is to acquire and preserve items of local historical interest and to inform and educate interested citizens about Billerica's rich architectural, cultural, and historical heritage. The Society also maintains The Clara E. Sexton Memorial house (built c.a. 1723) and operates the Billerica(Howe)Museum. (Submitted on September 8, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 757 times since then and 61 times this year. Last updated on June 2, 2017, by Glenn Peters of Billerica, Massachusetts. Photo   1. submitted on June 1, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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