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

Brig. Gen. Timothy Ruggles

1711-1797

 
 
Brig. Gen. Timothy Ruggles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2012
1. Brig. Gen. Timothy Ruggles Marker
Inscription. He arrived in Hardwick about 1754 settling on a farm, now Upper Church Street. A lawyer, he was graduated from Harvard in 1732. Ruggles distinguished himself in the French and Indian War, thus becoming the highest ranked colonist of this time. He served 24 years as state representative, 2 as speaker, 13 as chief justice, and one as president of the New York Stamp Act Congress. Ruggles was a pioneer in scientific farming. In 1762 he established the Hardwick Fair, oldest in the U.S. A staunch Loyalist, he fled to Nova Scotia in 1785 where he resettled and spent the remaining 12 years of his life.
 
Erected 1988 by Hardwick Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 20.917′ N, 72° 11.9′ W. Marker is in Hardwick, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Barre Road and Hardwick Road, in the median on Barre Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gilbertville MA 01031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hardwick (MA) Civil War Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wheelerís Surprise (approx. 4.4 miles away); Birthplace of Lucy Stone
Hardwick MA Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2012
2. Hardwick MA Town Hall
(approx. 6.3 miles away); a different marker also named Birthplace of Lucy Stone (approx. 6.3 miles away); Fort Gilbert (approx. 8.3 miles away); Boston Post Road (approx. 8.4 miles away); a different marker also named Boston Post Road (approx. 9.1 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
Categories. War, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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