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

Royall House

1630 - 1930

 
 
Royall House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtney Michael, December 12, 2011
1. Royall House Marker
Inscription.  Mansion built by Isaac Royall who came here from Antigua with his slaves in 1737. His son Isaac Royall, a loyalist, founded at Harvard the oldest law professorship in the United States. Headquarters of General John Stark during the Siege of Boston.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansColonial EraEducationWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1737.
 
Location. 42° 24.749′ N, 71° 6.646′ W. Marker is in Medford, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Main Street, on the left when traveling north. located in Royall Park, adjacent to Royall House property. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 George Street, Medford MA 02155, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mystic Congregational Church Bell (a few steps from this marker); Stearns Estate (approx. 0.4 miles away); “Jingle Bells” Composed Here
Royall House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtney Michael, December 12, 2011
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Captain Isaac Hall Hitching Post (approx. 0.4 miles away); “Grandfather’s House” (approx. half a mile away); [History of Medford Government] (approx. half a mile away); Powder House (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Peter Tufts (Cradock) House (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Medford.
 
Also see . . .
1. Medford Historical Society. The society was organized in 1896 by concerned citizens from the city of Medford. Their purpose was to collect and preserve the history of this historic city, to correct the myths that had grown up over the years, to build a historical library, to collect the artifacts of local history, and to celebrate historical anniversaries. (Submitted on December 14, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

2. Historical Markers Erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission (1930). Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on December 14, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.)
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3. The Royall House and Slave Quarters. Web site for the Royall House Association. (Submitted on February 10, 2012.) 
 
Additional keywords. Harvard University
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2011, by Courtney Michael of Medford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 658 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2011, by Courtney Michael of Medford, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 25, 2022