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

Old Fort

 
 
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By Stephen St. Denis, August 8, 2020
1. Old Fort Marker
Marker on North Main Street in Middleborough
Inscription.  Fifty rods east is the site of the Old Fort built about 1670 as a place of defense and refuge in time of need. During King Philip’s War an Indian making insulting gestures on Indian Rock across the Nemasket River was shot from the fort.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesNative Americans.
 
Location. 41° 53.719′ N, 70° 54.349′ W. Marker is in Middleborough, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Massachusetts Route 105) and Barrows Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. The marker is on front lawn of The Memorial Early Childhood Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 North Main Street Middleborough, MA 02346, Middleboro MA 02346, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Wading Place (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of the First Successful Iron Works in the Old Colony
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(approx. 8.1 miles away); First School House (approx. 9.4 miles away); Memorial for Soldiers against Terrorism (approx. 9.4 miles away); The Brig Independence (approx. 12.3 miles away); Tree of Knowledge (approx. 12.8 miles away); Wareham War Memorial (approx. 12.9 miles away); Wareham World War I Monument (approx. 12.9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2020, by Stephen St. Denis of Worcester, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 8 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 9, 2020, by Stephen St. Denis of Worcester, Massachusetts. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
 
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Mar. 5, 2021