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West Newbury in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Native American Raid

 
 
Native American Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
January 13, 2019
1. Native American Raid Marker
Inscription.  Near this site a child was killed and nine other persons taken in a Native American raid on October 7, 1695. All were retaken.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, French and Indian.
 
Location. 42° 47.606′ N, 70° 55.586′ W. Marker is in West Newbury, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Turkey Hill Street and Arrowhead Way, on the right when traveling north on Turkey 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 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Near This Site (approx. 1.2 miles away); Birthplace of Cornelius Conway Felton (approx. 1.6 miles away); Original site of the First Parish Meetinghouse. (approx. 1.9 miles away); Edward Rawson (approx. 2˝ miles away); Approach to Carr's Ferry (approx. 2˝ miles away); “The Volunteer” (approx. 2˝ miles away); Soldiers and Sailors of Newburyport 1861-1864 (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Newbury.
 
Regarding Native American Raid.
Native American Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
January 13, 2019
2. Native American Raid Marker
The site of a 1695 Indian raid on the Brown household is located at 127-33 Turkey Hill Road. The story behind the marker involves a war sparked by New England Governor Andros’ raid on the home of the Baron de saint Castine in Acadia, which was one of the many affronts (in addition to high taxes) that caused the colonists to fire the governor and ship him back to England in 1689. In this tale, what went around in Maine came around on Turkey Hill here in West Newbury.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Markers in West Newbury. (Submitted on August 31, 2020.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2020. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2020. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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