Chelmsford in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
District No. 1 School
Location. 42° 35.875′ N, 71° 21.241′ W. Marker is in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Westford Street and Academy Street, on the right when traveling east on Westford Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chelmsford MA 01824, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Revolutionary War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); First School for Lip-Reading (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oldest Toll House (about 300 feet away); Chelmsford (about 700 feet away); Chelmsford’s “Minuteman Boulder” (about 700 feet away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); Chief of the Penacooks (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Chelmsford (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chelmsford.
Regarding District No. 1 School. Chelmsford’s first schoolhouse was built here in 1718, but it burned and was replaced by the present brick building in 1802. The bricks had been obtained locally, from a section of East Chelmsford through which Brick Kiln Road now passes.
Also see . . . Chelmsford Historical Commission. Pictures and details on schools in the town, including this 1802 school and its predecessor. (Submitted on May 13, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 470 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.