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

The Revolutionary Tavern

1630 - 1930

 
 
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By Russell C. Bixby, June 27, 2011
1. The Revolutionary Tavern Marker
Inscription.  Built before 1747 and kept from 1758 to 1790 by Obadiah Sawtell, "the old landlord." He was a delegate to the Provincial Congress. Here the men gathered at the alarm on April 19, 1775.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 19, 1775.
 
Location. 42° 35.096′ N, 71° 38.874′ W. Marker is in Shirley, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Massachusetts Route 2A near Parker Road, on the right 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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shirley Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); American Revolution Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Camp Stevens Muster Ground (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old Parsonage (approx. 2.9
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By Russell C. Bixby, June 27, 2011
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miles away); John Tinker / John Shattuck (approx. 4 miles away); Parker House (approx. 4.2 miles away); Groton (approx. 4.3 miles away); Johnny Ro Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 6 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.) 
 
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By Stephen St. Denis, May 13, 2019
3. The Revolutionary Tavern Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 800 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.   3. submitted on December 30, 2019, by Stephen St. Denis of Worcester, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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