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

Elihu Burritt

"The Learned Blacksmith"

 

— 1810-1879 —

 
Elihu Burritt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2019
1. Elihu Burritt Marker
Inscription.  
Linguist and Apostle of Peace
Organizer of
”The League of Universal Brotherhood”
Author of the “Congress of Nations”
Advocate of low rate Ocean Postage
Followed his trade and studied at the Forge
in New Marlborough 1831-1833

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & CommercePeace.
 
Location. 42° 7.347′ N, 73° 13.854′ W. Marker is in New Marlborough, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is on New Marlborough-Monterey Road north of Hartsville-New Marlborough Road (Massachusetts Route 57), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on the village green, near the Old Inn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 134 Hartsville-New Marlboro Road, Great Barrington MA 01230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Marlborough: The Stagecoach Era (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Town Meeting (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 4 miles away); Barnard Park
Elihu Burritt Marker • wide view<br>(<i>Hartsville-New Marlborough Road in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2019
2. Elihu Burritt Marker • wide view
(Hartsville-New Marlborough Road in background)
(approx. 6.2 miles away); Sheffield World War I Monument (approx. 6.2 miles away); Sheffield World War II Monument (approx. 6.2 miles away); World War II Memorial Trees (approx. 6.2 miles away); Off-World Incident (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Marlborough.
 
Also see . . .
1. Elihu Burritt. The American advocate of world peace Elihu Burritt conceived measures that helped internationalize the 19th-century pacifist movement. (Submitted on July 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Elihu Burritt (Wikipedia). Elihu Burritt first worked as a blacksmith. As an adult he was active as a lecturer in many causes, opposing slavery, working for temperance, and trying to achieve world peace. (Submitted on July 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Anvil on top of marker pedestal image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2019
3. Anvil on top of marker pedestal
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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