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Greenfield in Franklin County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Eunice Williams

1630 - 1930

 
 
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By Russell C. Bixby, October 19, 2009
1. Eunice Williams Marker
Inscription.  Eunice Williams, wife of the Reverend John Williams "The Redeemed Captive," was killed at this place on March 1, 1704, during the Deerfield massacre.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony - Tercentenary Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansWar, French and IndianWomen. In addition, it is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers series list.
 
Location. 42° 38.796′ N, 72° 37.158′ W. Marker is in Greenfield, Massachusetts, in Franklin County. Marker is on Eunice Williams Drive half a mile from Leyden Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bernardston MA 01337, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capt. William Turner (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bernardston Veterans Monument (approx. 3.7 miles away); Factory Hollow (approx. 3.8 miles away); Nature's Puzzle
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By Russell C. Bixby, October 19, 2009
2. Eunice Williams Monument
The cruel and bloodthirsty
savage who took her, slew her
with his hatchet at one stroke.
Rev. John Williams
of Deerfield
The Redeemed Captive
so wrote of his wife
Mrs. Eunice Williams
Who was killed at this place
March 1, 1704
Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association Monument Erected August 12, 1884
(approx. 4.1 miles away); Waterfowl Migration (approx. 4.1 miles away); Songbirds (approx. 4.1 miles away); Town of Greenfield (approx. 4.2 miles away); Leavitt-Hovey House 1797 (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association. Founded in Deerfield, Massachusetts in 1870 as the first historical society in western Massachusetts, today the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association is a vibrant regional organization, supporting the Memorial Hall Museum and Library, Deerfield Teachers’ Center, Indian House Children’s Museum, and Community Outreach projects. (Submitted on March 24, 2010, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

2. 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 March 24, 2010, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Additional keywords. Western
Eunice Williams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen St. Denis, May 31, 2020
3. Eunice Williams Marker
Recently restored marker.
Massachusetts Franklin County Old Deerfield Village
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2010, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 2,283 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2010, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.   3. submitted on June 11, 2020, by Stephen St. Denis of Worcester, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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