“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
West Newbury in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)

Near This Site

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January 18, 2019
1. Near This Site
Inscription.  Near this site the first house on Crane Neck Hill was built in 1709 by Ensign Enoch Little.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1709.
Location. 42° 46.509′ N, 70° 58.871′ W. Marker is in West Newbury, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is on Crane Neck Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Newbury MA 01985, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Site of the Second Parish Meetinghouse (approx. 1.3 miles away); America’s First Comb Industry (approx. 1.3 miles away); Camp Sylvester (approx. 1˝ miles away); a different marker also named Near This Site (approx. 1.8 miles away); At this site in 1952 (approx. 2.1 miles away); Birthplace of Jacob Bayley (approx. 2.2 miles away); Goodrich Massacre (approx. 2˝ miles away); Original site of the First Parish Meetinghouse. (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Newbury.
Regarding Near This Site. The site where Elizabeth and Enoch Little started the first homestead in the area is
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January 12, 2019
2. Near This Site
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located at 127-57 Crane Neck Street. The story behind this marker is both a love story and a tale of an unmet governmental directive to build a wall here in West Newbury.
Also see . . .  Historic Markers in West Newbury. (Submitted on August 31, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2020. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2020. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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