“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 13, 2019
1. Near This Site Marker
Inscription.  Near this site the only Native American recorded killed in West Newbury was killed by Hananiah Ordway
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 42° 47.284′ N, 70° 56.962′ W. Marker is in West Newbury, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Indian Hill Street and Garden Street, on the right when traveling south on Indian Hill Street. 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. Site of the Quaker Meetinghouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Native American Raid (approx. 1.2 miles away); Original site of the First Parish Meetinghouse. (approx. 1˝ miles away); Birthplace of Cornelius Conway Felton (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Near This Site (approx. 1.8 miles away); First Site of the Second Parish Meetinghouse (approx. 1.9 miles away); At this site in 1952 (approx. 2 miles away); Birthplace of Jacob Bayley (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Newbury.
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The site of the (allegedly) only killing of an Indian in all of the Newburys throughout all of the decades of Indian wars is located at 57 Indian Hill Street. The story behind this marker raises questions about the way we look back at the Indian wars and includes the tale of a New Jerseyan’s foiled plot to invade via the Indian River here in West Newbury.
Also see . . .  Historic Markers in West Newbury. (Submitted on September 6, 2020.)
Near This Site Marker image. Click for full size.
January 13, 2019
2. Near This Site Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2020. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2020. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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