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

Chelmsford

1630 - 1930

 
 
Chelmsford Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger W. Sinnott, May 24, 2010
1. Chelmsford Marker
Inscription.  Settled in 1653 by people from Concord and Woburn. Named after Chelmsford in Essex.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1653.
 
Location. 42° 35.815′ N, 71° 21.112′ W. Marker is in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Chelmsford Street (Massachusetts Route 110) and North Road (Massachusetts Route 4), on the left when traveling west on Chelmsford Street. Marker is on the northwest corner of the town’s Central Square (which is actually a triangular island). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chelmsford MA 01824, 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. Chelmsford’s “Minuteman Boulder” (a few steps from this marker); Oldest Toll House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Revolutionary War Monument
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(about 600 feet away); First School for Lip-Reading (about 600 feet away); District No. 1 School (about 700 feet away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); Chief of the Penacooks (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Chelmsford (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chelmsford.
 
More about this marker. There is identical lettering on both sides of the marker. The inscription mentions Concord and Woburn, which are nearby towns in Massachusetts. It also refers to “Chelmsford in Essex,” a town about 30 miles northeast of London, UK.
 
Also see . . .  Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of 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 May 21, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Wider View image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger W. Sinnott, May 24, 2010
2. Wider View
The marker is opposite Chelmsford’s imposing Central House, built in 1884.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 884 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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