Deerfield in Franklin County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
The Village of Deerfield
The Village of Deerfield is an old settlement on an ancient site.
The Mile-long street before you was originally a Native path. Ancestors of the Pocumtuck, an Algonquin people, lived here in their homeland for at least 8,000 years, travelling and trading with neighbors along waterways and forest trails that crisscrossed the Northeast. About 1,000 years ago the Pocumtuck began to cultivate corn and other plants along the Deerfield River’s fertile terraces, After 1669, English newcomers laid out homelots in the English tradition, and constructed houses, barns, outbuildings, and fences for their fields and kitchen gardens along the original Native path. While none of these early structures remain, the original location of “the Street” and boundary lines of the lots and fields remain largely intact. Twenty-six 18th-century houses still stand on their original foundations.
Location. 42° 32.935′ N, 72° 36.271′ W. Marker is in Deerfield, Massachusetts, in Franklin County. Marker is on Old Main St 0.3 miles north of Albany Rd, on the left when 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. John Stebbins Home Lot (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Joseph Stebbins (about 500 feet away); Old Deerfield Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Sheldon and Hannah Stebbins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Indian House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Deerfield Massacre (approx. ¼ mile away); Quinton Stockwell/ Abigail Bullard Stockwell (approx. ¼ mile away); Rev. Samuel Mather M.A. (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deerfield.
Categories. • Agriculture • Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
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