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

Site of First Meeting House

 
 
Site of First Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 2, 2018
1. Site of First Meeting House Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1768 and removed in 1797 to make way for the second Meeting House, completed 1798 and destroyed by fire January 21, 1866.
 
Erected by Williamstown Bicentennial Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 42° 42.805′ N, 73° 12.575′ W. Marker is in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is at the intersection of South Street and Main Street (U.S. 7), on the left when traveling north on South Street. Marker is at the east end of Field Park. 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. War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); World Wars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 1753 House (within shouting distance of this marker); Here Stood the West Hoosac Blockhouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Site of First Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 2, 2018
2. Site of First Meeting House Marker
Looking WNW across Field Park
Site of West Hoosac Fort (about 500 feet away); West College (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Meeting House of the First Congregational Church UCC (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamstown.
 
Also see . . .  How Did We Become Williamstown?. (Submitted on June 13, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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