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

Site Of The First Settlers Home

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, October 4, 2020
1. Site Of The First Settlers Home Marker
Inscription.  
The house of William Nickerson built about 1664, stood south 51 degrees west at a distance of 19 1/5 rods (about 105 yards) from this marker. He was the first settler in Monomoit where he purchased from the Indians most of what is now Chatham.

“Wee do not desire to live alone but are willing to receive soe many inhabitants as there is land to accommodate them with, soe that wee may goe on in a way of peace and love for the glory of God, and the good and welfare of the government and the enlargement thereof and the good of one another.

William Nickerson to the court at
Plymouth, 4 July 1663
Erected by the Chatham Historical Society
1980

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 41° 42.535′ N, 69° 59.214′ W. Marker is in Chatham, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker is at the intersection of Orleans Road (Massachusetts Route 28) and Crows Pond Road, on the right when traveling east
Site Of The First Settlers Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, October 4, 2020
2. Site Of The First Settlers Home Marker
on Orleans Road. Located on the grounds of the historic Nickerson House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1107 Orleans Road, Chatham MA 02633, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chatham Radio/WCC (approx. half a mile away); The Men Of Chatham (approx. 2.1 miles away); Chatham Civil War Monument (approx. 2.3 miles away); In Memory of the Pioneers of Chatham (approx. 2.4 miles away); History of Chatham (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named History of Chatham (approx. 2.4 miles away); Samuel De Champlain (approx. 3.1 miles away); Captain Mayo / Surfman Ellis (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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