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

Wigwam Hill

1630 - 1930

 
 
Wigwam Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, July 30, 2011
1. Wigwam Hill Marker
Inscription.  One mile north on Wigwam Hill was one of the three Indian villages on Worcester ground. The heirs of Sagamore Pennasanet sold their rights to Captains Gookin, Henchman and Prentice on December 6, 1677.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1684.
 
Location. 42° 16.449′ N, 71° 45.61′ W. Marker is in Worcester, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on Belmont Street (Massachusetts Route 9), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Worcester MA 01604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Worcester (approx. half a mile away); Jonas Rice (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Worcester (approx. 2 miles away); The Central Massachusetts Korean War Memorial (approx.
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2 miles away); Forgotten No More (approx. 2 miles away); The United Nations Defensive (approx. 2 miles away); The United Nations Offensive (approx. 2 miles away); Communist Chinese Intervention (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Worcester.
 
Also see . . .
1. 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.) 

2. Preservation Worcester. Preservation Worcester for more than forty years, has been a source for critical thinking and education in matters of the city's architectural integrity, the cohesiveness of neighborhoods, and the preservation of culturally significant structures. (Submitted on July 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
District 3 Headquaters, Massachusetts Department of Transportation(Mass Highway) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, July 30, 2011
2. District 3 Headquaters, Massachusetts Department of Transportation(Mass Highway)
Wigwam Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen St. Denis, April 19, 2019
3. Wigwam Hill Marker
Recently restored and returned to its original location.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 1,331 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on October 9, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.   3. submitted on December 29, 2019, by Stephen St. Denis of Worcester, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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