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

Peak House

1630 - 1930

 
 
Peak House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, August 31, 2011
1. Peak House Marker
Inscription.  The original house, built in 1651, was burned when King Philip's Indians burnt the town of Medfield in 1676. Seth Clark, the owner, received indemnity from the colonial government and in 1680 rebuilt the present Peak house, so called because of its architecture.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1651.
 
Location. 42° 11.395′ N, 71° 17.804′ W. Marker is in Medfield, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Massachusetts Route 109) and Pound Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Medfield MA 02052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Parcell Ross Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Straw Hat Factory
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Medfield Town Hall (approx. half a mile away); Site of the Homestead of Rev. John Wilson, (approx. half a mile away); Clarence Meredith Cutler (approx. half a mile away); Old Meeting House Common (approx. 3.8 miles away); Old Walpole Town Hall (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Medfield.
 
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 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Peak House- Medfield, Massachusetts image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, August 31, 2011
2. Peak House- Medfield, Massachusetts
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 747 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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