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

Huguenot Settlement

1630 - 1930

 
 
Huguenot Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, May 31, 2011
1. Huguenot Settlement Marker
Inscription.  Up this road on Mayo's Hill, are the remains of a bastioned fort built by Huguenots driven from France by the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Their prosperous settlement was interrupted by Indian attacks in 1696, and finally abandoned in 1704.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesWar, 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 1696.
 
Location. 42° 6.532′ N, 71° 51.959′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Massachusetts Route 12 and Huguenot Road, on the left when traveling south on State Route 12. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oxford MA 01540, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Johnson Massacre (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Maanexit Ford (approx. 1.4 miles away); Clara Barton’s Birthplace
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(approx. 3.3 miles away); Samuel Slater (approx. 3.3 miles away); Slater Cotton Mill (approx. 3.4 miles away); East Village Textile Mill (approx. 3.4 miles away); Chaubunagungamaug (approx. 4.4 miles away); Dudley Soldiers War Memorial (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historical Markers Erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission (1930). 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 May 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

2. The Huguenot Society of America. The Society collects and preserves documents relating to Huguenot history and genealogy; hosts luncheons and receptions; publishes books; presents lectures; and maintains a library of books, monographs, manuscripts, and materials on the Huguenot experience. (Submitted on June 6, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Huguenot Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, May 31, 2011
2. Huguenot Settlement Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 1,569 times since then and 59 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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