Rockport in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
1630 - 1930
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1680.
Location. 42° 39.398′ N, 70° 37.361′ W. Marker is in Rockport, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Highland Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockport MA 01966, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old First Parish Burying Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Pool (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Settlers of Sandy Bay (approx. ¼ mile away); First Congregational Church of Rockport Steeple RehabilitationBear Skin Neck (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rockport World War I & II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harvey Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Town Wharves (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockport.
Regarding First Settler. Mr. Tarr's decendents are still numerous and present in Rockport, active in civic and political matters.
Also see . . .
1. 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.)
2. Sandy Bay Historical Society of Rockport Massachusetts. Historical Society website for the town of Rockport containing information on collections, exhibits and local attractions. (Submitted on September 10, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 953 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on October 9, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.