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

Macy-Colby House

1630 - 1930

 
 
Macy-Colby House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, October 9, 2011
1. Macy-Colby House Marker
Inscription.  Thomas Macy, first town clerk of Amesbury, erected this house prior to 1654. Persecuted for harboring Quakers he sold the house and fled to Nantucket, becoming the first white settler as related in Whittier's poem "The Exiles."
 
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, and the Quakerism series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1654.
 
Location. 42° 50.738′ N, 70° 55.765′ W. Marker is in Amesbury, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right. Marker is located in the driveway of the Macy-Colby House 257 Main Street at the entrance to Union/Bartlett Cemetery from Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amesbury MA 01913, 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. Amesbury Riverwalk (approx. ¾ mile away); Soldiers of All Wars Marker (approx. 2.2 miles
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away); “The Volunteer” (approx. 2.2 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors of Newburyport 1861-1864 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Approach to Carr's Ferry (approx. 2.4 miles away); Birthplace of Cornelius Conway Felton (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Large Packet Ship Dreadnought (approx. 2.6 miles away); Edward Rawson (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
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 August 11, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Macy-Colby House- Amesbury, Massachusetts image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, October 9, 2011
2. Macy-Colby House- Amesbury, Massachusetts
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 1,439 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 13, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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