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

First Settler of Fitchburg

First Public House

 
 
Pearl Street Monument image. Click for full size.
By Darren Brosseau, April 4, 2019
1. Pearl Street Monument
Inscription.  Near this spot, about the year 1730, the first settler of Fitchburg, David Page, built a garrison house in which he lived for several years.

Here in 1761 the first public house opened by Samuel Hunt. In this tavern were held, in 1764, the first town meeting, the first public religious services, and the first public school.
 
Erected 1893 by the city of Fitchburg.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 42° 35.187′ N, 71° 47.597′ W. Marker is in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on Pearl Street east of Longwood Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 36 Pearl St, Fitchburg MA 01420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spanish War Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Store of Ephraim Kimball (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fitchburg Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); In memory of Arthur M Longsjo Jr (approx. 0.6 miles away); World War ll Memorial
Pearl Street Monument image. Click for full size.
By Darren Brosseau
2. Pearl Street Monument
(approx. 0.6 miles away); World War l Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Vietnam/Korea War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Calvin Coolidge (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fitchburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2019, by Darren Brosseau of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 83 times since then. Last updated on April 20, 2019, by Darren Brosseau of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Photos:   1. submitted on April 9, 2019, by Darren Brosseau of Fitchburg, Massachusetts.   2. submitted on April 20, 2019, by Darren Brosseau of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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