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

West Village

National Register Historic District - October 16, 2009

 
 
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By Darren Brosseau, June 13, 2019
1. West Village Marker
Inscription.  Samuel Woods held Princeton's first school in his home in 1764. Bullock's Stand, Richardson's Tavern, a blacksmith, wheel wright and shoe factory were established by 1830. The Methodist Church was built in 1840 and the village became known as Methody Corners. By 1890 this location was known as Pratt's Corners for their many guest houses.
 
Erected 2010 by Princeton Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 42° 27.1′ N, 71° 53.062′ W. Marker is in Princeton, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Hubbardston Road and Radford Road on Hubbardston Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Princeton MA 01541, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Mary Rowlandson’s Release (approx. 3.9 miles away); Redemption Rock (approx. 3.9 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
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(approx. 6.4 miles away); Spanish American War Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); Mary Sawyer’s Birthplace (approx. 7.7 miles away); The Drake Home and the Underground Railroad (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Princeton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2019, by Darren Brosseau of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 136 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on June 13, 2019, by Darren Brosseau of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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