Harvard in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Town of Harvard
June 29 1732
by petitions to the General Court
Simon Stone Groton Thomas Wheeler Stow
Jonathan Whitney and Hezekiah Willard
The name Harvard was inserted in the
engrossed bill in the handwriting of
Josiah Willard the Secretary of State
This was the custom when neither the
Governor nor petitioners had suggested
a name for the new town
This historic millstone was
The Harvard Historical Society
as a gift of the
George W. Golden Family
One of a pair of millstones from
the oldest mill site in Harvard
The John Prescott Mill
Built in 1668 at Nonacoicus Brook
on Old Mill Road
July 4 1948
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1954.
Location. 42° 30.115′ N, 71° 35.099′ W. Marker is in Harvard, Massachusetts, in Worcester Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harvard MA 01451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church (a few steps from this marker); World War Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harvard Veteran's Memorial (about 400 feet away); Harvard Civil War Monument (about 500 feet away); Old Parsonage (approx. 4.3 miles away); Henderson Inches Sawmill (approx. 4.8 miles away); Neck Bridge (approx. 5.3 miles away); Camp Stevens Muster Ground (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harvard.
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