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

Site of Early Meeting House

1630 - 1930

 
 
Site of Early Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, September 26, 2011
1. Site of Early Meeting House Marker
Inscription.  The original meetinghouse of the First Church in Newton was built in this burying ground in 1660. The first pastor was John Eliot, Jr., son of the Apostle to the Indians.
 
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 1660.
 
Location. 42° 20.493′ N, 71° 11.522′ W. Marker is in Newton, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Center Street close to Cotton Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newton MA 02458, 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. Civil War Soldiers Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Watertown (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Watertown (approx. 2.4 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail
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(approx. 2˝ miles away); The Shick House & Farm (approx. 2.8 miles away); A Quincentennial Commemorative to Christopher Columbus (approx. 3.2 miles away); Waltham Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 3.2 miles away); Waltham Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
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 July 30, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Marker from street view. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, September 26, 2011
2. Marker from street view.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 735 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photos:   1. submitted on September 26, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.   2. submitted on September 27, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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