West Brookfield in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Birthplace of Lucy Stone
Lucy Stone’s determined vision for girls’ and women’s equality was incubated in her home at this site. A young girl who resented her mother’s life of drudgery and no respect, Lucy helped with the housework and resolved to change the way women were treated. An independent thinker from her earliest days, Lucy would not believe that women must submit to their husbands’ rule. When her father refused to pay for her schooling as he had for her brothers, Lucy earned her own way through high school and college.
In this neighborhood she observed the attitudes of friends and relatives toward females, and set off on a lifelong quest for equal rights for women, (their earnings and property, their persons and their vote.) She wanted women to become more than chattels of their husbands. She traveled far and wide of this place, speaking, writing and organizing for women’s suffrage. But the scenery of her childhood always remained dear to her heart.
Location. 42° 15.467′ N, 72° 11.331′ W. Marker is in West Brookfield, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on Coys Hill Road 0.2 miles west of Massachusetts Route 9, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Brookfield MA 01585, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Birthplace of Lucy Stone (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 2.8 miles away); Boston Post Road (approx. 2.8 miles away); Fort Gilbert (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Boston Post Road (approx. 3 miles away); Brookfield (approx. 4˝ miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Brookfield.
Categories. • Civil Rights • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.