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

Jonas Rice

1630 - 1930

 
 
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By Russell C. Bixby, July 20, 2011
1. Jonas Rice Marker
Inscription.  On the slope of the hill one-half mile west stood the house of Jonas Rice, the first permanent dwelling in Worcester, built in 1713. He served as schoolmaster and his son, Adonijah, was the first white child born in Worcester.
 
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° 15.065′ N, 71° 46.892′ W. Marker is in Worcester, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Grafton Street (Massachusetts Route 122) and Plantation Street, on the right when traveling north on Grafton Street. Marker is located at Rice Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Worcester MA 01604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jonas Rice Homesite (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); SFC Jared C. Monti, USA (approx. 1.1 miles away); The United Nations Defensive
Rice Square Worcester, Massachusetts image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, July 20, 2011
2. Rice Square Worcester, Massachusetts
(approx. 1.1 miles away); The United Nations Offensive (approx. 1.1 miles away); In Memory of All Veterans (approx. 1.1 miles away); Communist Chinese Intervention (approx. 1.1 miles away); Thomas J Carroll (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Worcester.
 
Also see . . .  Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of 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 July 20, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 874 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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