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

Ponkapoag Plantation

1630 - 1930

 
 
Ponkapoag Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, May 9, 2011
1. Ponkapoag Plantation Marker
Inscription.  The north line of Ponkapoag Plantation second of the Apostle Eliot's Praying Indian towns, set apart by the Dorchester Proprietors in 1657.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansWar, 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 1657.
 
Location. 42° 11.932′ N, 71° 7.152′ W. Marker is in Canton, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County. Marker is on Washington Street (Massachusetts Route 138). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2496 Washington Street, Canton MA 02021, 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. 54th Infantry - 55th Infantry - 5th Cavalry (approx. 2.6 miles away); Town of Randolph (approx. 3.1 miles away); Canton Viaduct (approx. 3.3 miles away); Birthplace of U.S. Copper Industry (approx. 3.4 miles away);
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Fairbanks House (approx. 4 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); Dedham (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Powder House (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
 
Also see . . .  Historical Markers Erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on May 9, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 1,089 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photo   1. submitted on May 9, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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