Uptown Common and 3rd Meetinghouse
Athol History Trail
Deeded in 1772 for common enjoyment.
On July 18, 1776 a messenger arrived with a copy of the new Declaration of Independence. It was read to all from the steps of the meetinghouse
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. A significant historical date for this entry is July 18, 1776.
Location. 42° 35.357′ N, 72° 12.937′ W. Marker is in Athol, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: across from 1590 Main Street, Athol MA 01331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stagecoach Stop (within shouting distance of this marker); World War l Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Hiding Place for Slaves (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Town House (about 400 feet away); Old Toll Gate (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Town House (about 400 feet away); 4th Meetinghouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Town Pound (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athol.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2019, by Darren Brosseau of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on July 8, 2019, by Darren Brosseau of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Photo 1. submitted on June 29, 2019, by Darren Brosseau of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.