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

Parker House

1630 - 1930

 
 
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By Russell C. Bixby, June 27, 2011
1. Parker House Marker
Inscription.  Near by stood a garrison house, residence of Captain James Parker, Commander of the town forces in King Philip's War. Here Captain Parker parleyed with the Indian Chief John Monoco regarding his threat to burn Groton and Boston, March 13, 1676.
 
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 date for this entry is March 13, 1660.
 
Location. 42° 36.52′ N, 71° 34.32′ W. Marker is in Groton, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Main Street (Massachusetts Route 119), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Groton MA 01450, 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. Groton (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Tinker / John Shattuck (approx. 1.6 miles away); Camp Stevens Muster Ground (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Revolutionary Tavern
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(approx. 4.2 miles away); Dunstable (approx. 4.6 miles away); American Revolution Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Shirley Civil War Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Old Parsonage (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Groton.
 
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 27, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 1,038 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photo   1. submitted on June 27, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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