Near Deerfield in Franklin County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
1630 - 1930
Indian land called Pocomtuck, settled by men from Dedham in 1671. Attacked by Indians, burnt, and abandoned in 1675. Reoccupied and attacked in 1704 by French and Indians, who took 47 lives, and carried off 112 captives to Canada, of whom 60 were later redeemed.
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° 33.193′ N, 72° 35.969′ W. Marker is near Deerfield, Massachusetts, in Franklin County. Marker is on Greenfield Road (U.S. 5) north of Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Deerfield MA 01342, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Old Deerfield (approx. 0.8 miles away); Town of Greenfield (approx. 2.4 miles away); Leavitt-Hovey House 1797 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Capt. William Turner (approx. 3.7 miles away); Waterfowl Migration (approx. Songbirds (approx. 4½ miles away); Nature's Puzzle (approx. 4½ miles away); Captain William Turner (approx. 4.9 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker appears to consist of lettering painted on plywood, and it is extremely dilapidated. It may an attempted reproduction of an earlier metal one at the same site. Possibly replaced by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
Regarding Old Deerfield. For more about Old Deerfield, see the links to other markers nearby. The contents of this marker is the same as the marker at the southern entrance to Old Deerfield according to the online reference of "Massachusetts. Special Commission on the Celebration of the Tercentenary of the Founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony; Morison, Samuel Eliot, 1887-1976"
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Similar marker south of town
Categories. • Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 753 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on October 9, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.