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

Billerica

1630 - 1930

 
 
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Maria-Billerica Historical Society, May 26, 2011
1. Billerica Marker
Inscription.  Early name Shawshin, originally a part of Cambridge, set off as a town in 1655. Named after Billerica in Essex.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian. 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° 31.505′ N, 71° 17.131′ W. Marker is in Billerica, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Concord Road. Located on Billerica/Bedford town line. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Billerica MA 01821, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Danforth Homestead (approx. 2.6 miles away); Minutemen Muster Location (approx. 3.3 miles away); Henry David Thoreau (approx. 4.1 miles away); Billerica & Bedford Rail Road (approx. 4.8 miles away); John Rogers Homestead (approx.
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4.9 miles away); Meriam’s Corner (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Meriam’s Corner (approx. 5 miles away); a different marker also named Meriam’s Corner (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Billerica.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historical Markers Erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission (1930). 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 1, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

2. Billerica Historical Society. The Billerica Historical Society, founded in 1894,is a private organization whose mission is to acquire and preserve items of local historical interest and to inform and educate interested citizens about Billerica's rich architectural, cultural, and historical heritage. The Society also maintains The Clara E. Sexton Memorial house (built c.a. 1723) and operates the Billerica(Howe)Museum. (Submitted on September 8, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 977 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photo   1. submitted on June 1, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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