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Georgetown in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Goodrich Massacre

1630 - 1930

 
 
Goodrich Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Tiernan, October 4, 2011
1. Goodrich Massacre Marker
Inscription. Ten rods east stood the house of Benjamin Goodrich who, with his wife and two children, was slain by the Indians on October 23, 1692
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers marker series.
 
Location. 42° 44.588′ N, 70° 57.55′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is on North Street 0.2 miles north of Meadowview Road when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is on private property but clearly visible from the driveway. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown MA 01833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Fulling Mill (approx. 3.1 miles away); Rowley Massachusetts Civil War Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); Rowley Massachusetts Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); Rowley Burial Ground (approx. 4.5 miles away); Rowley Massachusetts World War II Honor Roll (approx. 4.5 miles away); Rowley Massachusetts Korean War Honor Roll Memorial
Goodrich Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Tiernan, October 4, 2011
2. Goodrich Massacre Marker
As seen from the neighbor's driveway.
(approx. 4.5 miles away); Rowley Massachusetts Viet Nam Honor Roll Memorial (approx. 4.5 miles away); Rowley Massachusetts World War I Honor Roll (approx. 4.5 miles away).
 
Regarding Goodrich Massacre. For those not carrying their handy-dandy unit conversion slide rule, the distance "Ten rods" is approximately 165.0 feet.
 
Also see . . .
1. Georgetown massacre remembered this week. This local news article discusses the event described as well as the refurbishment of the marker. (Submitted on October 4, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts.) 

2. Historical Markers Erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission (1930). Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on October 7, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission marker condition.
This marker is unique amongst the others in the series in that it has been recently removed and refurbished by a local historical society.
Looking approximatly east from the area of the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Michael Tiernan, October 4, 2011
3. Looking approximatly east from the area of the marker.
Off in the area of these woods would be the actual place where this event took place.
    — Submitted October 4, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts.

 
Additional keywords. Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 991 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 4, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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