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

Nehemiah Smedley House

 
 
Nehemiah Smedley House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 2, 2018
1. Nehemiah Smedley House Marker
Inscription.  
Built 1772 as a farmhouse and tavern. Benedict Arnold slept here May 6, 1775 enroute to help Ethan Allen take Fort Ticonderoga. Bread baked here for Battle of Bennington, Aug. 16, 1777.
 
Erected by Williamstown Bicentennial Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial EraIndustry & CommerceWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is May 6, 1775.
 
Location. 42° 42.467′ N, 73° 11.523′ W. Marker is in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Massachusetts Route 2) and Colonial Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 530 Main Street, 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. Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); War and Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Early Williamstown House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Williamstown Civil War Soldiers Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ulysses Franklin "Frank" Grant
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Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 2, 2018
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); The Meeting House of the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ (approx. 0.7 miles away); West College (approx. ¾ mile away); The Birthplace of American Foreign Missions · 1806 (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamstown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Benedict Arnold's Nervous Night. South Williamstown Community Association website entry (Submitted on June 11, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. The Trail of a Williamstown Founding Family. Williamstown Historical Museum website entry (Submitted on June 11, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 11, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Dec. 7, 2022