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Boxborough in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Henderson Inches Sawmill

 
 
Henderson Inches Sawmill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, October 15, 2017
1. Henderson Inches Sawmill Marker
Inscription. Henderson Inches operated a sawmill on this site circa 1806–1865. The mill was used to clear his large oak woods which extended east and west of this location. The mill foundation, millrace and dam are visible before you.

Henry David Thoreau visited and described the remains of Inches Woods in 1860. The last of the woods was cut as part of the Civil War effort.
 
Erected 1995 by an Eagle Scout project.
 
Location. 42° 28.95′ N, 71° 29.717′ W. Marker is in Boxborough, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Liberty Square Road 0.2 miles north of Massachusetts Avenue (Massachusetts Route 111), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is where Guggins Brook goes under Liberty Square Road, 200 feet before you come to Guggins Lane. Marker is not easily visible from the road because it is on a rock about 20 feet into the dense woods. Marker is in this post office area: Boxborough MA 01719, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Faulkner Homestead (approx. 2.7 miles away); Stow (approx. 3.6 miles away); Captain Thomas Wheeler House (approx. 3.8 miles
Wide View Including Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, October 15, 2017
2. Wide View Including Marker
This is how the marker (at left) and Guggins Brook look from the side of the road.
away); Harvard Civil War Monument (approx. 4.7 miles away); Harvard Veteran's Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Town of Harvard (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Boxborough Historical Society. A 1998 essay by Alan B. Rohwer on Thoreau’s visits to Boxborough and Inches Woods. (Submitted on October 15, 2017, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.) 

2. Literary Hub. An excerpt from Richard Higgins’ 2017 book, Thoreau and the Language of Trees. (Submitted on October 15, 2017, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryMan-Made FeaturesWar, US Civil
 
View Across Guggins Brook image. Click for full size.
By Alan B. Rohwer, September 2011
3. View Across Guggins Brook
The marker is in the distance at left.
Foundation of Sawmill image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, October 15, 2017
4. Foundation of Sawmill
This part of the old mill is visible from the road, about 30 feet to the left of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2017, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 15, 2017, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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