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

Brookfield

1630 -- 1930

 
 
Brookfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
1. Brookfield Marker
Inscription.  Settled in 1660 by men from Ipswich on Indian lands called Quaboac. Attacked by Indians in 1675. One garrison house defended to the last. Reoccupied twelve years later.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers series list.
 
Location. 42° 13.122′ N, 72° 7.178′ W. Marker is in Brookfield, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on W Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located at the Brookfield / West Brookfield border. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brookfield MA 01506, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 0.9 miles away); Boston Post Road (approx. 1˝ miles away); Fort Gilbert (approx. 1.6 miles away);
Marker on W Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
2. Marker on W Main Street
a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Boston Post Road (approx. 3.1 miles away); Warren Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Birthplace of Lucy Stone (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookfield.
 
Also see . . .  Historical markers erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony. Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on November 17, 2009, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,233 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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