“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Scituate in Plymouth County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)

Gannett’s Corner

1630 - 1930

Gannett’s Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, September 9, 2011
1. Gannett’s Corner Marker
Inscription. Settled by Mathew Gannett in 1651.
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° 13.106′ N, 70° 47.153′ W. Marker is in Scituate, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Marker is at the intersection of Country Way and Booth Hill Road, on the left when traveling north on Country Way. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scituate MA 02066, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Boundary Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); Minot's Ledge Lighthouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); Antoine and Wilson Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cudworth House (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Old Oaken Bucket (approx. 3.2 miles away); Williams-Barker House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Site of Stockbridge Mansion (approx. 3.4 miles away); Old Stockbridge Grist Mill (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scituate.
Also see . . .
1. 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 September 10, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

2. Scituate Historical Society. The purpose of the society is to promote the study of local history and to preserve the antiquities of Scituate and those municipalities that were anciently a part of our town. (Submitted on September 10, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
Additional comments.
1. Gannett ancestry
My father, by the same name as I, compiled GANNETT DESCENDANTS and published it in 1976. He passed in February 2011 at 91, having lived in West Cornwall, CT from 1976. Most Gannetts were descendants of Matthew and half brother Thomas, leaving Charlton Mackerell, England for reasons unknown, perhaps economic and/or religeous, and settling in Massachusetts in 1638. Matthew first lived in Hingham. He married Hannah and they prospered as farmers, tavern and mill owners in Scituate from 1651, until he died in 1694 and she in 1701.

Anyone seeking information on Gannett ancestry are encouraged to consult Gannett Descendants. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted December 27, 2012, by Michael Ross Gannett Jr of Burlington, Vermont.

Categories. Colonial Era
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on October 9, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photo   1. submitted on September 10, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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