Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lancaster in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Neck Bridge

 
 
Neck Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Brosseau, August 9, 2019
1. Neck Bridge Marker
Inscription.  

Before the building of the center bridge road in 1800, the road from the center to the old common continued south from this point across the Neck Bridge, which was located 60 rods below the present center bridge. It is shown on the 1794 map as 173 feet long on the post road. Neck Road in early days was a "main thoroughfare."
 
Erected by Lancaster Historical Commission.
 
Location. 42° 27.124′ N, 71° 39.9′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on Neck Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: near 240 Neck Rd, Lancaster MA 01523, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Great Elm (approx. half a mile away); Site of Mary Rowlandson’s Capture (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rowlandson Rock (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Rowlandson Rock (approx. 1.9 miles away); Prescott Grist Mill (approx. 2.4 miles away); Lancaster
The 1794 map of Lancaster, showing the Neck Bridge along the Post Road image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Abijah P. Marvin, 1879
2. The 1794 map of Lancaster, showing the Neck Bridge along the Post Road
Taken from "History of the Town of Lancaster, Massachusetts: From the First Settlement to the Present Time, 1643-1879." by Rev. Abijah P. Marvin, 1879.
(approx. 2.8 miles away); Wickapickit Brook and Bridge (approx. 3.6 miles away); Mary Sawyer’s Birthplace (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Mention of the Neck Bridge in the 1879 "History of the Town of Lancaster, Massachusetts:..." image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Abijah P. Marvin, 1879
3. Mention of the Neck Bridge in the 1879 "History of the Town of Lancaster, Massachusetts:..."
Taken from "History of the Town of Lancaster, Massachusetts: From the First Settlement to the Present Time, 1643-1879." by Rev. Abijah P. Marvin, 1879.
 

More. Search the internet for Neck Bridge.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2019, by Darren Brosseau of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 95 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on August 13, 2019, by Darren Brosseau of Fitchburg, Massachusetts.   2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement