“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Watertown in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)


1630 - 1930

Watertown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Russo, May 27, 2011
1. Watertown Marker
Founding and settlement of Watertown, Mass.
Inscription.  Settled by Puritans in 1630 under the leadership of Sir Richard Saltonstall and the Rev. George Phillips who stood firmly for religious toleration and the right of the people to a representative government.
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationGovernment & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1630.
Location. 42° 21.903′ N, 71° 11.134′ W. Marker is in Watertown, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Galen Street (Massachusetts Route 16) and Main Street (Massachusetts Route 20), on the right when traveling south on Galen Street. The marker is in a grassy area next to the Galen Street Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Galen Street, Watertown MA 02472, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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flies. Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Watertown (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of Early Meeting House (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Shick House & Farm (approx. 1.9 miles away); In Memory of the Men of Belmont (approx. 2.2 miles away); Sir Richard's Landing (approx. 2˝ miles away); Civil War Soldiers Monument (approx. 2.6 miles away); Waltham Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watertown.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .  Watertown, MA website. (Submitted on June 1, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Watertown Marker - West Face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Russo, May 27, 2011
2. Watertown Marker - West Face
Watertown Marker - East Face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Russo, May 27, 2011
3. Watertown Marker - East Face
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2011, by David Russo of Watertown, Mass.. This page has been viewed 1,008 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on October 9, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2011, by David Russo of Watertown, Mass.. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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