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

Balch House

1630 - 1930

 
 
Balch House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 27, 2010
1. Balch House Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1638 by John Balch, who came over in 1623 with Captain Robert Gorges. The "Old Planters" received this land in exchange for their settlement at Salem.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1638.
 
Location. 42° 33.733′ N, 70° 53.043′ W. Marker is in Beverly, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Cabot Street (Massachusetts Route 1A) and Balch Street, on the right when traveling south on Cabot Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 448 Cabot Street, Beverly MA 01915, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roger Conant (approx. ¼ mile away); Planters Path to their Landing Place (approx. half a mile away); Hale Farm (approx. one mile away); Rev. John Hale House
The Balch House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 27, 2010
2. The Balch House
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(approx. one mile away); Beverly Vietnam War Memorial (approx. one mile away); Beverly World War II Memorial (approx. one mile away); The Memorial Bell (approx. one mile away); Beverly Korean War Memorial (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beverly.
 
Regarding Balch House. The Balch House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
 
Also see . . .
1. John Balch House on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 3, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. 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 May 21, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Balch House Sign image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 27, 2010
3. Balch House Sign
The Beverly Historical Society
and Museum
The Balch House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,224 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on October 7, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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