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

Watertown

1630 - 1930

 
 
Watertown Marker - North Face image. Click for full size.
By David Russo, May 27, 2011
1. Watertown Marker - North Face
Inscription. Settled by Puritans in 1630 under the leadership of Sir Richard Saltonstall and the Rev. George Phillips who stood firmly for religious toleration and the right of the people to a representative government.
 
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° 22.418′ N, 71° 12.452′ W. Marker is in Watertown, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Main Street (Massachusetts Route 20), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is adjacent to the Gore Place property, across from the end of Longfellow Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: across from 719 Main Street, Watertown MA 02472, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Watertown (approx. 1.3 miles away); Roger Clap Memorial (was approx. 1.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 2.2 miles away); George Washington Memorial Highway (approx. 2.2 miles
Watertown Marker - South face image. Click for full size.
By David Russo, May 27, 2011
2. Watertown Marker - South face
away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 2.2 miles away); Site of Early Meeting House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Civil War Soldiers Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); Arlington Reservoir (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watertown.
 
Also see . . .  Watertown, MA website. (Submitted on June 1, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Watertown Marker - Far View image. Click for full size.
By David Russo, February 27, 2011
3. Watertown Marker - Far View
Watertown Marker - Far View image. Click for full size.
By David Russo, May 27, 2011
4. Watertown Marker - Far View
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2011, by David Russo of Watertown, Mass.. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on October 9, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 31, 2011, by David Russo of Watertown, Mass.. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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