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Concord in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Jethro’s Tree

1630 - 1930

 
 
Jethro’s Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
1. Jethro’s Tree Marker
Inscription.  Near this spot stood the ancient oak known as Jethro’s Tree beneath which Major Simon Willard and his associates bought from the Indians the “6 myles of land square” ordered by the General Court for the Plantation of Concord September 12, 1635.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 12, 1775.
 
Location. 42° 27.627′ N, 71° 20.955′ W. Marker is in Concord, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Monument Sq (Massachusetts Route 62) and Main Street, on the right when traveling south on Monument Sq. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Concord MA 01742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Milldam (a few steps from this marker); Concord Massachusetts World War I Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Concord Massachusetts Spanish American War Memorial
Concord Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
2. Concord Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Henry David Thoreau (within shouting distance of this marker); The Millpond (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wright Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Concord Massachusetts Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); On this Hill (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Concord.
 
Also see . . .  Historical markers erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony. Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on November 17, 2009, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Simon Willard marker image. Click for full size.
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3. Simon Willard marker
On This Farm Dwelt
Simon Willard
One of the Founders of Concord
Who did good Service For
Town and Country
For More That Forty Years

Frances E. Willard provides this picture of “a granite bowlder by the roadside” … “in the suburbs of the classic town of Concord, Mass” in her 1889 autobiography Glimpses of Fifty Years.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 3,021 times since then and 106 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3. submitted on June 30, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Jun. 26, 2022