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

Here Stood the West Hoosac Blockhouse

 
 
Here Stood the West Hoosac Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 2, 2018
1. Here Stood the West Hoosac Blockhouse Marker
Inscription.

Built in 1756 on this house-lot Number Six under decree of the Great and General Court of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in compliance with urgent appeal from the homesteaders it served as sole refuge from their allied foes the French and Indians. It was witness on the evening of July 11 1756 of the massacre of Sergeant William Chidester his son James and Captain Elisha Chapin by the enemy in ambush without its northern portal Here in peaceful assembly were laid the foundations of town government.
To honor the memory of the original settlers of West Hoosac
who endured the perils and the appalling loneliness of the wilderness in heroic defense of this barrier township
Kappa Alpha in Williams College
places this stone of remembrance in the year
one thousand nine hundred and sixteen

 
Erected 1916 by Kappa Alpha.
 
Location. 42° 42.853′ N, 73° 12.664′ W. Marker is in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 7) west of North Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1090 Main Street, Williamstown MA 01267, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Here Stood the West Hoosac Blockhouse Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 2, 2018
2. Here Stood the West Hoosac Blockhouse Monument
of this marker. Site of West Hoosac Fort (here, next to this marker); 1753 House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); World Wars Memorial (about 400 feet away); War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Site of First Meeting House (about 500 feet away); West College (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Meeting House of the First Congregational Church UCC (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamstown.
 
Also see . . .  Williamstown Historical Museum Presents: The Attack on West Hoosuck Blockhouse with Dusty Griffin. (Submitted on June 13, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
Site of West Hoosac Fort and Blockhouse Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Site of West Hoosac Fort and Blockhouse Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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