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

First Encounter

 
 
First Encounter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 20, 2019
1. First Encounter Marker
Inscription.  
One mile west of this site
hostile Indians had their
First Encounter
6 December 1620
(Old Style)
With Myles Standish, John Carver,
William Bradford, Edward Winslow.
John Tilley, Edward Tilley, John
Howland, Richard Warren, Stephen
Hopkins, Edward Dotey, John Allerton,
Thomas English, Master Mate Clark,
Master Gunner Copin and Three
Sailors of the Mayflower Company.
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This tablet is placed in 1920 by the
Society of Colonial Wars in the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 
Erected 1920 by The Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 41° 49.814′ N, 69° 58.421′ W. Marker is in Eastham, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway (U.S. 6) and Somoset Rd, on the
First Encounter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 20, 2019
2. First Encounter Marker
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left when traveling south on State Highway. Located on the Eastham Town Hall grounds at the northwest corner. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2500 State Highway, Eastham MA 02642, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eastham Town Hall (a few steps from this marker); Eastham Windmill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kettles (approx. half a mile away); Workboat of the Marshes (approx. half a mile away); Eastham Remembers (approx. 0.6 miles away); Port de Mallebarre (approx. ¾ mile away); Indian Rock (approx. ¾ mile away); A Whale Bone Welcome (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastham.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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