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Grafton in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Indian Reservation

1630 - 1930

 
 
Indian Reservation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, June 8, 2011
1. Indian Reservation Marker
Inscription.  These four and one-half acres have never belonged to the white man, having been set aside in 1728 as an Indian Reservation by the forty proprietors who purchased the Praying Indian town of Hassanamesit.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1728.
 
Location. 42° 12.651′ N, 71° 42.286′ W. Marker is in Grafton, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on Brigham Hill Road, 0.6 miles west of Providence Road (U.S. 122), on the right when traveling west. 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. one mile away); Thomas Hooker Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jonas Rice (approx. 4.8 miles away); Jonas Rice Homesite (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Old Connecticut Path
Indian Reservation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Aberg, March 8, 2016
2. Indian Reservation Marker
Restored marker in front of restored Hassanamisco Reservation homestead
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(approx. 5.1 miles away); Wigwam Hill (approx. 5.2 miles away); Worcester (approx. 5½ miles away); The Goddard Rocket Launching Site (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grafton.
 
More about this marker. The marker was removed for restoration in November, 2014 by the Grafton Highway Dept. The marker was taken to Worcester Technical High School by members of the Grafton Historical Commission and was repaired, restored, and repainted using Massachusetts DOT paint color and formulation (ref: http://www.thegraftonnews.com/worcester-tech-students-restore-historical-markers-to-their-former-glory/ ). The marker was remounted on March 8, 2016 by the Grafton Highway Dept. at the request of the Historical Commission (ref: 2015 minutes 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.) 
 
Indian Reservation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, June 8, 2011
3. Indian Reservation Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 908 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on March 14, 2016, by Robert Aberg of Grafton, Massachusetts. Photos:   1. submitted on June 8, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.   2. submitted on March 14, 2016, by Robert Aberg of Grafton, Massachusetts.   3. submitted on June 8, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 7, 2022