Grafton in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Thomas Hooker Trail
1630 - 1930
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1636.
Location. 42° 11.887′ N, 71° 41.406′ W. Marker is in Grafton, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Providence Road (U.S. 122) and Pullard Road, on the right when traveling north on Providence Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grafton MA 01519, 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. Hassanamesit (approx. 0.7 miles away); Indian Reservation (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Old Connecticut Path (approx. 5.1 miles away); Corporal John M. DawsonPlummer's Landing (approx. 5˝ miles away); Blackstone Canal (approx. 5˝ miles away); Welcome to Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park (approx. 5˝ miles away); Jonas Rice (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grafton.
More about this marker. The "Thomas Hooker Trail" marker was received from a concerned citizen by members of the Grafton Historical Commission in October, 2014. The marker was taken to Worcester Technical High School and restored and repainted using Massachusetts DOT official paint color and specifications (ref: http://www.thegraftonnews.com/worcester-tech-students-restore-historical-markers-to-their-former-glory/ ). The marker was subsequently remounted on March 8, 2016 by the Grafton Highway Dept. at the same location.
Robert Aberg, Grafton Historical Commission (ref: Historical Commission meeting minutes from 2015 at http://www.grafton-ma.gov/historical-commission ).
Also see . . .
1. 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 June 8, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.)
2. Grafton Historical Society. The Grafton Historical Society, incorporated in 1964, is a private organization that collects, preserves and interprets objects related to the history of Grafton, Massachusetts. The office and museum are located in the Lower Level of the Grafton Town House (the former Town Hall). (Submitted on September 10, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 1,172 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on March 14, 2016, by Robert Aberg of Grafton, Massachusetts. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2016, by Robert Aberg of Grafton, Massachusetts. 3. submitted on June 29, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.