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

Planters Neck

1630-1930

 
 
Planters Neck Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, October 21, 2011
1. Planters Neck Marker
Inscription.  Here in 1630-31 a company from Plymouth, under Abraham Robinson, established a fishing station and built curing stages. For nearly two centuries and a half Annisquam was a fishing and ship-building center.
 
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.
 
Location. 42° 39.217′ N, 70° 40.596′ W. Marker is in Gloucester, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is on River Road, on the right when traveling south. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ward Seven World War II Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Riverdale World War II Monument (approx. one mile away); Riverdale Martyrs (approx. 1.4 miles away); Chester H. Grant Circle (approx. 2.2 miles away); James Babson Farm
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(approx. 2.2 miles away); First Settler (approx. 2.8 miles away); John Pool (approx. 2.8 miles away); Gloucester Spanish American War Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester.
 
More about this marker. Marker is partially hidden on River Road by a heavy growth of evergreen bushes.
 
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 October 22, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Lobster Cove-Annisquam Village-Gloucester, Massachusetts image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, October 21, 2011
2. Lobster Cove-Annisquam Village-Gloucester, Massachusetts
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 806 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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