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

Settlement of Cape Ann

1630-1930

 
 
Settlement of Cape Ann Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, October 21, 2011
1. Settlement of Cape Ann Marker
Inscription.  
On this site in 1623 the Dorchester Adventurers founded the nucleus of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and fishing industry. Here Roger Conant averted bloodshed between two factions contending for a fishing stage, a notable example of arbitration in the beginning of New England.
 
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 1623.
 
Location. 42° 36.28′ N, 70° 40.724′ W. Marker is in Gloucester, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is on Hough Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gloucester MA 01930, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cape Ann Settlement (a few steps from this marker); Stage Fort Fisherman's Field (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Revolutionary War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Nathaniel Warner Company Monument (approx.
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0.2 miles away); Gloucester World War II Merchant Marine Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Honor of Nathaniel Haraden (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gloucester World War II Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester.
 
Also see . . .  "Historical Markers Erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission" (1930). Internet Archive entry:
Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on October 22, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Stage Fort Park- Gloucester, Massachusetts image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, October 21, 2011
2. Stage Fort Park- Gloucester, Massachusetts
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 981 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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