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

Abraham Blish

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, September 21, 2019
1. Abraham Blish Marker
Inscription.  
Original Settler with the Barnstable Colony in 1640.
Selected Grand Juror, Hayward, Constable, and Highway
Surveyor. Served with Militia of the Colony of New
Plymouth. In 1658, he built and operated one of the
First Grist Mills in America in the Tidewater Area
near the Barnstable Common Fields. This stone is from
the original foundation wall. He died at Barnstable,
September 7, 1683. Blish Point, named in his honor,
extends from the east to the mouth of Maraspin Creek
where it enters Barnstable Harbor.

A gift to the citizens of Barnstable from the descendants
of Abraham Blish to commemorate the three hundredth
anniversary of his death.

 
Erected by Descendants of Abraham Blish.
 
Location. 41° 42.015′ N, 70° 17.926′ W. Marker is in Barnstable, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker is on Main St (Local Route 6A) 0.1 miles east of Hyannis - Barnstable Rd, on the right when traveling east. In front of the Coast Guard
Abraham Blish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 21, 2019
2. Abraham Blish Marker
Heritage Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3353 Main St, Barnstable MA 02630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Unitarian Church of Barnstable (within shouting distance of this marker); James Otis Jr. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Barnstable County’s 300th Anniversary (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1814 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Marcy Otis Warren (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles L. Gifford (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mercy Otis Warren (approx. 0.6 miles away); Olde Colonial Courthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barnstable.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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