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

Old Parsonage

1630 - 1930

 
 
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By Russell C. Bixby, June 27, 2011
1. Old Parsonage Marker
Inscription.  The house of the first minister of Shirley, Phinehas Whitney. Dorothy Quincy and Madam Lydia Hancock visited here; and here also in 1773 came John Hancock to accompany them home. Moved to this site in 1906 it became the Rectory of St. Anthony's Church.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1773.
 
Location. 42° 32.614′ N, 71° 38.872′ W. Marker is in Shirley, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Phoneix Street 0.1 miles south of Front Street (Local Route .1), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shirley MA 01464, 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. American Revolution Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Shirley Civil War Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); The Revolutionary Tavern (approx. 2.9 miles away); Camp Stevens Muster Ground
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By Russell C. Bixby
2. St. Anthony of Padula Church
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(approx. 3.2 miles away); Town of Harvard (approx. 4.3 miles away); Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Johnny Ro Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 4.3 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shirley.
 
Also see . . .  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 June 28, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Old Parsonage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby
3. Old Parsonage Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 625 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 28, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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