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

Brooks Grinding Stone

 
 
Brooks Grinding Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, October 6, 2020
1. Brooks Grinding Stone Marker
Inscription.  
One of a pair of grinding stones found on property once owned by the Brooks family in Harwich Center. By the 18th century the town boasted as many as eight grist mills where local farmers could take their grain to be ground.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 41° 41.145′ N, 70° 4.602′ W. Marker is in Harwich, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Sisson Road (Massachusetts Route 39) and Parallel Street, on the left when traveling north. Located on the grounds of the Brooks Academy. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 80 Parallel Street, Harwich MA 02645, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. British 6 Pounder (here, next to this marker); Jonathan Walker (a few steps from this marker); Harwich Men (a few steps from this marker); Harwich Historical Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Albro House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of the Bulge
Brooks Grinding Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, October 6, 2020
2. Brooks Grinding Stone Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Harwich War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Harwich Supreme Sacrifice Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harwich.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 13, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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