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

The Covered Wagon

1630 - 1930

 
 
The Covered Wagon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Tiernan, September 16, 2011
1. The Covered Wagon Marker
Inscription.  On December 3, 1787, the first covered wagon to leave Massachusetts for the west set forth from this spot arriving the next spring in the northwest territory and founding Marietta, Ohio.
 
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 December 3, 1787.
 
Location. 42° 37.328′ N, 70° 51.265′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is on Bay Road (Alternate Massachusetts Route 1), on the right when traveling south. Marker is in front of a private residence on a busy road. There is no parking at the marker but nearby is a cemetery where parking might be an option. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 624 Bay Road, Hamilton MA 01936, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Camp Lander (approx. 1˝ miles away); Wenham
The Covered Wagon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Tiernan, September 16, 2011
2. The Covered Wagon Marker
Here, a view north of the approach to the marker. The previously mentioned cemetery is beyond the marker in this view on the right.
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(approx. 1˝ miles away); Masconomet Sagamore of the Agawams (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Wenham (approx. 2.1 miles away); This Stone Marks the Site of Peter Hill (approx. 2˝ miles away); Wenham Lake (approx. 2.6 miles away); Ipswich Massachusetts War Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Essex Massachusetts Soldier’ Monument (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers. Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on September 29, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Additional keywords. Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission
 
Approaching The Covered Wagon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Tiernan, September 16, 2011
3. Approaching The Covered Wagon Marker
View of the marker as one approaches heading south.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 1,094 times since then and 75 times this year. Last updated on September 17, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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