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Machias in Washington County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

First Permanent English Settlement in Machias Bay

1763 - 1904

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2011
1. First Permanent English Settlement in Machias Bay Marker
Inscription.  
This tablet marks the landing place of the company which made the first permanent English settlement in this town, May 20, 1763. The little band consisted of Samuel and Sylvanus Scott, Timothy George, and David Libby, John and Solomon Stone, Daniel and Japhet Hill, DanielFogg, Isaiah Foster, Westbrook Berry, wife and three children, Isaac Larrabee, wife and three children, Joel Bonney, Wooden Foster, all of Scarborough, Thomas Buck of Plymouth and Jonathan Carlton of Sheepscot.
 
Erected 1904 by Hannah Weston Chapter, D.A.R.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 44° 42.849′ N, 67° 27.57′ W. Marker is in Machias, Maine, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Maine Route 192) and Free Street, on the left when traveling west on Main
First Permanent English Settlement in Machias Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2011
2. First Permanent English Settlement in Machias Bay Marker
At Burnham Tavern
Street. Marker has been relocated to the grounds of the Burnham Tavern Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Machias ME 04654, 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. Burnham Tavern (here, next to this marker); The Machias River (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Naval Battle of the American Revolution (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Libby Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Machias/O'Brien (approx. 3½ miles away); Birthplace of the U.S. Navy (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Machias.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Machias, Maine. (Submitted on April 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Machias, Maine, at Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 634 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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May. 29, 2020