Woodstock Tercentenary (1686 - 1986)
John Eliot and Daniel Gookin visited “Wabquisset” in 1674 to preach to upward of one hundred and fifty Indians. Soon after, King Philip''s war broke out and by August 1675, Captain Nathaniel Thomas of Providence reported “A very good inland country, well watered with rivers and brooks. special good land, great quantities of special good corn and beans and wigwams as I never saw the like, but not an Indian to be seen."
On April 1, 1686, thirteen men from Roxbury, Massachusetts “Went to spy out” a settlement. They “Set up a house on Plaine Hill” where, on August 25, 1686, was held the first public meeting. “Being met at New Roxbury alias Wapaquasset” the planters agreed “that the place where home-lots shall begin shall be upon the Plaine Hill,” A high way was laid out extending from Sawmill Brooke to North Running Brook. Samuel Sewall renamed Woodstock in 1690 “Because of its nearness to Oxford for the sake of Queen Elizabeth....”
Donated by the Citizens National Bank, April 13, 1986
in celebration of Woodstock’s 300th anniversary.
Erected 1986 by Woodstock Tercentenary Committee.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Woodstock War Memorial I (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Town of Woodstock War Memorials (about 800 feet away); Woodstock (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Woodstock Academy (approx. ¼ mile away); Pulpit Rock Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Quasset School (approx. 0.6 miles away); South Woodstock (approx. 0.9 miles away); North Woodstock Village Corners (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodstock.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2018. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2018. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.