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

Fort Sewall

1630 - 1930

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, September 27, 2010
1. Fort Sewall Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1742 for defence against French cruisers. U.S.S. "Constitution" sought shelter under the fort's guns when chased by H.M.S. "Tenedos" and "Endymion" April 3, 1814. Named after Samuel Sewall of Marblehead, Chief Justice of Massachusetts in 1814.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts or CastlesWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers series list.
 
Location. 42° 30.508′ N, 70° 50.565′ W. Marker is in Marblehead, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Fort Sewall Terrace, on the right when traveling north on Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marblehead MA 01945, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Sewall (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sewall Site Plan (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker
Fort Sewall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 27, 2010
2. Fort Sewall Marker
also named Fort Sewall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. Casimir Pulaski (about 300 feet away); Huzzah! for "Old Ironsides" (about 300 feet away); Agnes Surriage Well (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bailey's Head (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Burial Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marblehead.
 
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 May 21, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 781 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on October 7, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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