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

Historic Town Meeting

 
 
Historic Town Meeting Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2019
1. Historic Town Meeting Marker
Inscription.  On July 11, 1774, the people of New Marlborough Township assembled in their first Meeting-House here to record their opposition to certain acts of the British Parliament. On that day – nearly a year before the Battle of Bunker Hill – they approved resolutions condemning the tax on tea as “unconstitutional and oppressive” and proposing a boycott on goods of British manufacture.
 
Erected 1976 by New Marlborough Bicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 42° 7.364′ N, 73° 13.863′ W. Marker is in New Marlborough, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is on New Marlborough-Monterey Road north of Hartsville-New Marlborough Road (Massachusetts Route 57), on the left when traveling north. Marker is located on the village green, about 30 yards east of the New Marlborough Meeting House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 154 Hartsville-New Marlborough Road, Great Barrington MA 01230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elihu Burritt (within shouting distance of this marker); New Marlborough: The Stagecoach Era
Historic Town Meeting Marker<br>(<i>view looking west  New Marlborough Meeting Hall behind</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2019
2. Historic Town Meeting Marker
(view looking west New Marlborough Meeting Hall behind)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 4 miles away); Barnard Park (approx. 6.2 miles away); Sheffield World War I Monument (approx. 6.2 miles away); Sheffield World War II Monument (approx. 6.2 miles away); World War II Memorial Trees (approx. 6.2 miles away); Off-World Incident (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Marlborough.
 
Also see . . .  New Marlborough, Massachusetts (Wikipedia). New Marlborough was first settled in 1738 as one of the four townships opened along the road between Sheffield and Westfield. The town was officially incorporated in 1775, and grew as a combination of agriculture in the area around the town center, and mills along the rivers in town. (Submitted on July 17, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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New Marlborough Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2019
3. New Marlborough Meeting House
Established 1744
This building erected 1839
New Marlborough Village Association
Henry A. Sykes (1810-1860) Architect
New Marlborough Meeting House (<i>southeast corner • view from near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 4, 2019
4. New Marlborough Meeting House (southeast corner • view from near marker)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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