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

Deerfield Massacre

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, September 17, 2019
1. Deerfield Massacre Marker
Inscription.  
Feb 29, 1703-4
The unfortified house of Benoni Stebbins
standing on this lot was held by
7 men besides women and children
for three hours
against the assault of 200 soldiers
and the wiles of 140 Indians.
under a French officer of the line.
Stebbins was killed.
Mary Hoyt and one man wounded
when forced to draw off
the French had lost their lieutenant
and the Indians their Chief

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 42° 32.745′ N, 72° 36.299′ W. Marker is in Deerfield, Massachusetts, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Albany Rd and Old Main Street, on the left when traveling north on Albany Rd. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Deerfield MA 01342, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Indian House (within shouting distance of this marker); John Sheldon and Hannah Stebbins (within shouting distance of this marker); Deerfield Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of
Deerfield Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 17, 2019
2. Deerfield Massacre Marker
this marker); Rev. Samuel Mather M.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Quinton Stockwell / Abigail Bullard Stockwell (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Deerfield Village (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Joseph Stebbins (about 700 feet away); John Stebbins Home Lot (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deerfield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 16, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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