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Springfield in Hampden County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Miles Morgan

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
1. Miles Morgan Marker
Inscription.  
An early settler of Springfield.
Died 1699 • Aged 84
Erected in 1882 by one of his descendants of the fifth generation

 
Erected 1882.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 42° 6.076′ N, 72° 35.335′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker can be reached from Court Street south of Main Street, on the left when traveling south. Monument is located near the center of Court Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1270 Main Street, Springfield MA 01103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Springfield Soldiers and Sailors Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Old First Church (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Old First Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Hampden County Courthouse (about 300 feet
Miles Morgan Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
2. Miles Morgan Monument
away, measured in a direct line); Union Trust Company (about 400 feet away); Mass Mutual Building (about 500 feet away); Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Miles Morgan (Wikipedia). A bronze statue of Captain Miles Morgan in Court Square in Springfield shows him in huntsman's dress and cocked hat, with a rifle over his shoulder. This statue, completed in 1882, was the first important work of Jonathan Scott Hartley. Captain Morgan was a direct ancestor of financier John Pierpont Morgan. (Submitted on October 27, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Miles Morgan – Springfield, MA. Miles joined Sir William Pynchon in the colonization of western Massachusetts. He was only 21 years old when they settled there, but Miles quickly became a leader in the new settlement, then known as Agawam. Miles was a Selectman, Constable, Surveyor, Fence Viewer and Overseer of Highways in Springfield. (Submitted on October 27, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Miles Morgan Statue image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
3. Miles Morgan Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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Feb. 27, 2021