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


1630 - 1930

Worcester (Gardner Square) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, September 26, 2011
1. Worcester (Gardner Square) 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 this topic list: Colonial Era. 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° 14.648′ N, 71° 50.231′ W. Marker is in Worcester, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Massachusetts Route 9) and Stafford Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Worcester MA 01603, 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 flies. Indian Village Pakachoag (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bartholomew F. (Bart) Sullivan (approx. 1.3 miles away); John J. (Jack) Barry '10
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(approx. 1.3 miles away); Green Island (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Blackstone Canal: 1828-1848 (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Goddard Rocket Launching Site (approx. 2 miles away); First Perfect Game in Professional Baseball (approx. 2.1 miles away); Armenian Genocide (approx. 2.2 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 November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 689 times since then and 69 times this year. Last updated on October 9, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photo   1. submitted on October 7, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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