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

Groton

1630 - 1930

 
 
Groton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, June 27, 2011
1. Groton Marker
Inscription.  Settled as a frontier town in 1655 in the Indian region called Petapawag. When attacked by Indians of King Philip in 1676 all houses but four were burned, and the town was temporarily abandoned. Again attacked in 1689, 1704 and 1723.
 
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 year for this entry is 1655.
 
Location. 42° 36.428′ N, 71° 34.195′ 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. Parker House (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Tinker / John Shattuck (approx. 1.7 miles away); Camp Stevens Muster Ground (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Revolutionary Tavern
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By Russell C. Bixby, June 27, 2011
2. Prescott School
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(approx. 4.3 miles away); Dunstable (approx. 4.7 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.) 
 
Groton's Natural Market image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, June 27, 2011
3. Groton's Natural Market
 
 
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 694 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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