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

Worcester

1630 - 1930

 
 
Worcester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, September 26, 2011
1. Worcester Marker
Inscription.  The first settlement of this lonely region called Quinsigamond was attempted in 1673, but abandoned during King Philip's War. A second settlement, attempted in 1684, soon named Worcester, was also temporarily abandoned because of Indian hostility. Permanent occupation was effected in 1713.
 
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 year for this entry is 1673.
 
Location. 42° 16.409′ N, 71° 46.246′ W. Marker is in Worcester, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Belmont Street (Massachusetts Route 9) and Shrewsbury Street, on the left when traveling west on Belmont Street. 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. Wigwam Hill (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Worcester (approx. 1˝ miles away); George Washington
Worcester Marker newly restored marker in its original location image. Click for full size.
By Stephen St. Denis, February 12, 2020
2. Worcester Marker newly restored marker in its original location
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(approx. 1˝ miles away); The First School-House in Worcester (approx. 1˝ miles away); Paul V Mullaney USMCR (approx. 1˝ miles away); George Peter Bott Sr / Fred James Bott / Russell Peter Bott (approx. 1˝ miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Central Massachusetts Korean War Memorial (approx. 1˝ 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.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 734 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on October 9, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photos:   1. submitted on September 26, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.   2. submitted on February 12, 2020, by Stephen St. Denis of Worcester, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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