Mendon in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
'the old mother town.'
Eight towns are now located on her original territory. Near this spot Mendon's first three meeting houses were built."
(one name John Bartlett for some reason was omitted
Above named are in the order of their settlement;1663-1770
This Park Established by the Mendon Historical Society With Donations by descendants of the above Founders: A list of the donors may be found with the Town Memoirs:
Location. 42° 6.434′ N, 71° 33.222′ W. Marker is in Mendon, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on Main Street near Hastings Street (Massachusetts Route 16), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mendon MA 01756, 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. First Meeting House (a few steps from this marker); In Honor of Mendon's Soldiers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Adin Ballou Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of District 3 Schoolhouse (approx. 4.4 miles away); Welcome to Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park (approx. 4.6 miles away); Blackstone Canal (approx. 4.6 miles away); Plummer's Landing (approx. 4.6 miles away); Thomas J. Melia, Jr. (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mendon.
More about this marker. Marker is the centerpiece of Founder's Park.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship,
Also see . . .
1. Founder's Park Page by Richard Grady. Excellent page that includes historical images and facts. (Submitted on March 28, 2013, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
2. Blackstone River Valley National Historic Corridor. History and walking tour of Mendon. (Submitted on March 28, 2013, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
3. Nancy Thompson's Founder's Park Transcribed Page. Thank you Nancy for your efforts. (Submitted on March 28, 2013, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
4. Early Mendon, MA. Mendon is where King Philip's War began on July 14, 1675. This account of early Mendon focuses on that event. (Submitted on March 28, 2013, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
5. Unitarian Congregation of Mendon & Uxbridge Church History. History from 1667 to 2008. Mendon's first houses of worship were built on what is now Founder's Park. (Submitted on March 28, 2013, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
6. Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts. A Wiki Places page with more historical detail. (Submitted on March 28, 2013, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
7. Sheltered from the Wicked World: Stories and Pictures from Hopedale's Past. The town of Hopedale was part of the original settlement at Mendon, Massachusetts. This page provides an extensive history and photographs of Founder's Park. (Submitted on March 15, 2014, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.)
Additional keywords. Pilgrims,Rawson,Chapin,Emerson,King Philip's War
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2013, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 655 times since then and 47 times this year. Last updated on December 14, 2015, by John Trainor of Mendon, Massachusetts. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 15, 2014, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.