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

First Mill

1630 - 1930

 
 
First Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, July 30, 2011
1. First Mill Marker
Inscription.  A few rods east stood the house and mill of John Wing built in 1684. This was the only house left standing after the breaking of the second settlement of Worcester.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1684.
 
Location. 42° 16.382′ N, 71° 48.028′ W. Marker is in Worcester, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Grove Street and Salisbury Street (Local Route .01) on Grove Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Worcester MA 01609, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Worcester (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Washington (about 700 feet away); The First School-House in Worcester (about 700 feet away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (about 800 feet away); First Perfect Game in Professional Baseball
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Worcester's First City Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); George Frisbie Hoar (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Irish Community in Worcester (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Worcester.
 
Also see . . .  Historical Markers Erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission (1930). Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on July 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Massachusetts Military Archive Museum-Wheaton Square image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, July 30, 2011
2. Massachusetts Military Archive Museum-Wheaton Square
Wheaton Square Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, July 30, 2011
3. Wheaton Square Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 992 times since then and 42 times this year. Last updated on October 9, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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