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Williamstown in Berkshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Birthplace of American Foreign Missions · 1806

The Field is the World

 

—Haystack Monument —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 3, 2018
1. The Birthplace of American Foreign Missions Monument
Inscription.

Samuel J. Mills • James Richards
Francis L. Robbins • Harvey Loomis
Byram Green
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On this site in the shelter
of a haystack during a
summer storm in 1806 five
Williams College students
dedicated their lives to the
service of the Church around
the globe. Out of their
decision grew the American
Foreign Mission movement.

[Marker sponsored by] Williamstown Bicentennial Committee


 
Erected 1867 by Byram Green and American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.
 
Location. 42° 42.912′ N, 73° 12.19′ W. Marker is in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is at the intersection of Mission Park Drive and Stetson Road, on the left when traveling east on Mission Park Drive. Touch for map. Monument and marker are at Mission Park, on the Williams College campus. Marker is in this post office area: Williamstown MA 01267, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Meeting House of the First Congregational Church UCC (approx. 0.2 miles away); West College (approx.
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 3, 2018
2. The Birthplace of American Foreign Missions Monument Detail
0.2 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of First Meeting House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); World Wars Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1753 House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ulysses Franklin "Frank" Grant (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamstown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Haystack Prayer Meeting at Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 10, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Into All the World: the Story of Haystack. (Submitted on June 10, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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The Birthplace of American Foreign Missions Monument Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 3, 2018
3. The Birthplace of American Foreign Missions Monument Detail
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 3, 2018
4. Haystack Monument Marker
Haystack Marker and The Birthplace of American Foreign Missions Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 3, 2018
5. Haystack Marker and The Birthplace of American Foreign Missions Monument
The Birthplace of American Foreign Missions Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 3, 2018
6. The Birthplace of American Foreign Missions Monument
South and west faces
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 10, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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