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

Fort Gilbert

1630 - 1930

 
 
Fort Gilbert Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, May 30, 2011
1. Fort Gilbert Marker
Inscription.  Here stood Fort Gilbert, built about 1688 to protect the second settlement of Brookfield from Indian raids.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1688.
 
Location. 42° 14.303′ N, 72° 8.147′ W. Marker is in West Brookfield, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Massachusetts Route 67 and Winter Street, on the right when traveling north on State Route 67. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Brookfield MA 01585, 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. Boston Post Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rice Memorial Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Brookfield Civil, Spanish and World War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); West Brookfield Veterans Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away);
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West Brookfield Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brookfield (approx. 1.6 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Brookfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. West Brookfield Historical Commission. The surrounding area towns during the Massachusetts Bay period were known as the Quaboag Plantation.The Town which is now West Brookfield encompasses the site of the first settlement of Quaboag Plantation. The Quaboag Plantation today is made up of 6 towns: Brookfield, North Brookfield, West Brookfield, East Brookfield, New Braintree, and Warren. (Submitted on May 30, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

2. Historical Markers Erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission (1930). Tercentenary Commission Markers. Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on May 30, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Fort Gilbert Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, May 30, 2011
2. Fort Gilbert Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 1,258 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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