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

First Mill

1630 - 1930

 
 
First Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, July 30, 2011
1. First Mill Marker
Inscription. A few rods east stood the house and mill of John Wing built in 1684. This was the only house left standing after the breaking of the second settlement of Worcester.
 
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° 16.382′ N, 71° 48.028′ W. Marker is in Worcester, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Grove Street and Salisbury Street (Local Route .01) on Grove Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Worcester MA 01609, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Worcester (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (about 800 feet away); First Perfect Game in Professional Baseball (approx. 0.7 miles away); Samuel Leonardson (was approx. 1.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named Worcester (approx. 1 miles away); Jonas Rice
Massachusetts Military Archive Museum-Wheaton Square image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, July 30, 2011
2. Massachusetts Military Archive Museum-Wheaton Square
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Wigwam Hill (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Worcester (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Worcester.
 
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 July 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

2. Preservation Worcester. Preservation Worcester for more than forty years, has been a source for critical thinking and education in matters of the city's architectural integrity, the cohesiveness of neighborhoods, and the preservation of culturally significant structures. (Submitted on July 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 
Wheaton Square Monument image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, July 30, 2011
3. Wheaton Square Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 577 times since then and 61 times this year. Last updated on October 9, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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