North Attleboro in Bristol County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Draper Farm Historic Site
Natives of this area made tools from red felsite rock.
The Allen, Capron and Mann families owned this property. The Mann family burial ground still remains close by.
Stephan Draper built a homestead and farmed fifty acres of this land where its descendants continued to live for 150 years.
His son Gamaliel B. Draper, having made a fortune in the gold rush of the west, built a new home on the original site and became a gentleman farmer. He was elected to the first board of selectmen of the new town of North Attleboro in 1887.
The Draper Farm became the home of the Showcase Cinema Theaters.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1772.
Location. 41° 57.092′ N, 71° 20.577′ W. Marker is in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is on Draper Ave, on the left when traveling east. Located at the Southern end of the Showcase movies parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North Attleboro MA 02760, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Powder House 1768 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Garland - Muccio Square (approx. 1.7 miles away); North Attleborough World War I Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away); The First Attleborough Towne House (approx. 2.1 miles away); North Attleborough World War II Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Veterans Bandstand (approx. 2.1 miles away); Angle Tree Stone (approx. 2.6 miles away); Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 1,162 times since then and 169 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.