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

First Meeting House

1630 - 1930

 
 
First Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, September 30, 2011
1. First Meeting House Marker
Inscription. Here stood Mendon's first meetinghouse, built in 1668 and destroyed by Indians in 1676. Joseph Emerson, the minister, was an ancestor of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
 
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° 6.43′ N, 71° 33.209′ W. Marker is in Mendon, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Hastings Street (Massachusetts Route 16), on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in Founders Park near the Mendon Historical Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Mendon MA 01756, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Founders' Park (a few steps from this marker); In Honor of Mendon's Soldiers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Adin Ballou Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away); Korean Conflict Memorial
Mendon Historical Museum image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, September 30, 2011
2. Mendon Historical Museum
(approx. 7.9 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away); Vietnam Conflict Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mendon.
 
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 30, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

2. Walking Tour of Mendon Massachusetts. Brochure published by National Park Service for Blackstone River Valley-National Heritage Corridor. (Submitted on September 30, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Founders Park Monument image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, September 30, 2011
3. Founders Park Monument
Founders Park Monument-Front image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, September 30, 2011
4. Founders Park Monument-Front
Founders Park Monument-Rear image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, September 30, 2011
5. Founders Park Monument-Rear
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 539 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 30, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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