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

Captain Thomas Wheeler House

1630 - 1930

 
 
Captain Thomas Wheeler House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, June 27, 2011
1. Captain Thomas Wheeler House Marker
Inscription.  Site of first house in Acton, built by Captain Thomas Wheeler in 1668. He was commissioned to keep fifty cattle for the inhabitants and at night protect them in a yard from wild beasts. He was wounded by the Indians in King Philip's War.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1668.
 
Location. 42° 28.633′ N, 71° 25.217′ W. Marker is in Acton, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Alcott Street, 0.2 miles south of Concord Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Acton MA 01720, 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. House and Farm of Colonel James Barrett (approx. 2 miles away); Faulkner Homestead (approx. 2.1 miles away); Acton Minutemen (approx. 2.9 miles away); Captain David Brown House Site
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(approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Acton Minutemen (approx. 3.4 miles away); Major John Buttrick (approx. 3.4 miles away); Major John Buttrick House (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Road to Colonel Barrett’s (approx. 3˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. 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.) 

2. Acton Historical Society. The objectives of the Acton Historical Society are to discover, preserve and perpetuate facts and artifacts concerned with local history, and to make them available to all interested parties. The intention of these objectives is to conserve our heritage by creating an interest in them. Membership in the Acton Historical Society implies support for these objectives. (Submitted on November 6, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
 
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 1,204 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photo   1. 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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