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

Site of First Settlers Home

 
 
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Photographed By Brandon D Cross, October 4, 2020
1. Site of 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
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Photographed By Brandon D Cross, October 4, 2020
2. Site of First Settlers Home Marker
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east on Orleans Road. The marker is 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 walking distance of this marker. Chatham’s Wampanoag History (here, next to this marker); Squanto, Indian Guide (here, next to this marker); The Tisquantum (Squanto) Story (a few steps from this marker); The Nickerson Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Operations Building (approx. half a mile away); Chatham Radio/WCC (approx. half a mile away); Antenna Trail Exhibits (approx. half a mile away); The 1914 Marconi Radio Station Complex (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham.
 
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3. Site of First Settlers Home Marker
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Photographed By Rfc3
4. Site of First Settlers Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   3, 4. submitted on November 15, 2021, by Ralph Cahoon of Barnstable, Massachusetts. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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May. 27, 2022