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Williamstown in Berkshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

West College

 
 
West College Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 3, 2018
1. West College Marker
Inscription.  

Original Williams College
building, completed in 1790
as a free school under bequest
of Col. Ephraim Williams, killed
at Battle of Lake George,
Sept. 8, 1755, and for whom
Williamstown is named.
The free school became
Williams College in 1793.

 
Erected 1953 by Williamstown Bicentennial Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationMan-Made FeaturesPatriots & Patriotism.
 
Location. 42° 42.761′ N, 73° 12.326′ W. Marker is in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is on Main Street (Massachusetts Route 2) east of Park Street, on the right when traveling east. On the Williams College campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamstown MA 01267, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Meeting House of the First Congregational Church UCC (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Birthplace of American Foreign Missions · 1806 (approx. 0.2 miles away);
West College and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 3, 2018
2. West College and Marker
Site of First Meeting House (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ulysses Franklin "Frank" Grant (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); World Wars Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); 1753 House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamstown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Williams College Historical Timeline. (Submitted on June 10, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Williams College. (Submitted on June 10, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
West College image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 3, 2018
3. West College
East Elevation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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