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Cambridge in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Old Charlestown – Watertown Path

 
 
Old Charlestown – Watertown Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. Old Charlestown – Watertown Path Marker
Inscription.
Reverend Thomas Hooker and his congregation took this path on their exodus from Cambridge in 1636. The strong bent of their spirits caused them to seek new lands and eventually to found Hartford in Connecticut.

[ Second Marker: ]
View of Garden and Mason Streets c. 1860 showing Fay House (1806), the Washington Elm (planted c. 1700) and the Abraham Hill House (c. 1718).
 
Location. 42° 22.593′ N, 71° 7.306′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Garden Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Cambridge Common. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge MA 02138, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gen. Henry Knox Trail (a few steps from this marker); Washington First Took Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington’s General Orders (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Casimir Pulaski (within shouting distance of this marker); These Cannon Were Abandoned (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko (within
Old Charlestown – Watertown Path Marker 2 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Old Charlestown – Watertown Path Marker 2
shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Way to Charlestown (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
 
More about this marker. The first marker contains a bas relief map of Cambridge and Environs in 1640. The second features a relief of the view described on marker 2.
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Markers on the Cambridge Common image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
3. Markers on the Cambridge Common
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 49 times this year. Last updated on July 6, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 11, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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