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

Roger Conant

Born 1592 – Died 1679

 

The First Settler of Salem, 1626

 
Roger Conant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2009
1. Roger Conant Marker
Inscription.  “I was a means, through grace assisting me, to stop the flight of those few that then were here with me, and that by my utter denial to go away with them, who would have gone either for England, or mostly for Virginia.”
 
Location. 42° 31.405′ N, 70° 53.454′ W. Marker is in Salem, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Square North and Brown Street, on the left when traveling south on Washington Square North. The marker is located across the street fom the Salem Common, in front of the Salem Witch Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salem MA 01970, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Memorial Honor Roll (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Muster (about 400 feet away); Essex County Armed Services Memorial (about 500 feet away); Saint Peter's Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); Immaculate Conception Parish War Memorial (about 700 feet away); Home of Nathaniel H. Felt (about 800 feet away);
Roger Conant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2009
2. Roger Conant Marker
Peabody Museum of Salem (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capt. John Hodges House - 1750 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
Also see . . .  Salem's Founder. A short biography of Roger Conant from the Salem, Massachusetts City Guide website. (Submitted on April 16, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Roger Conant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2009
3. Roger Conant Marker
The marker and statue of Roger Conant is located in front of the Salem Witch Museum.
Closeup of Roger Conant Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2009
4. Closeup of Roger Conant Statue
Sculptor's Mark image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2009
5. Sculptor's Mark
Copyrighted by Henry H. Kitson
Sculptor 1911
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,806 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 16, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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