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


1630 - 1930

Woburn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, May 9, 2011
1. Woburn Marker
Inscription. Settled by men from Charlestown under Captain Edward Johnson. Named in 1642 after Woburn, Bedfordshire. Here was born and grew up together Colonel Loammi Baldwin, the Engineer, and Benjamin Thompson (Count Rumford), Philanthropist and Scientist.
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° 28.788′ N, 71° 9.14′ W. Marker is in Woburn, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Pleasant Street near Winn Street. Touch for map. Located on Woburn Town Common across from Town Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Woburn MA 01801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Harvard's Land (approx. 1.6 miles away); Converse Bridge (approx. 2.1 miles away); Site of First House (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Symmes Farm (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Old Parker Tavern - 1680 (approx. 3.8 miles away); Molyneaux Circle (approx. 4 miles away); Reading (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Foot of the Rocks (approx. 4.1 miles away).
Also see . . .  Historical Markers Erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on May 9, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.)
Categories. Colonial EraWar, French and Indian
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 539 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photo   1. submitted on May 9, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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