Bernardston in Franklin County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Deacon Ebenezer Sheldon's Fort
1630 - 1930
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° 41.801′ N, 72° 31.603′ W. Marker is in Bernardston, Massachusetts, in Franklin County. Marker is on Huckle Hill Road just from West Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bernardston MA 01337, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burke Fort (approx. 1.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Lieut. Ebenezer Sheldon's Fort (approx. 1.9 miles away); Connable Fort (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bernardston Veterans Monument (approx. 2.2 miles away); King Philip's Hill (approx. 2.7 miles away); First Settlement (approx. 3.5 miles Indian Council Fires (approx. 4.2 miles away); Nathanial Dickinson House (approx. 4.2 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bernardston.
Also see . . . Tercentenary Commission. Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on May 21, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.)
1. The Line of Forts
This marker was placed at the site of one the forts established by Governor William Shirley, along the northern border of Massachusetts, as a defense against the French and their Indian allies. Construction of these forts or fortified houses immediately preceded the French & Indian War (1754-1763).
These frontier fortifications of the Massachusetts Bay Colony were the subject of a 2006 publication titled The Line of Forts (Historical Archaeology on the Colonial Frontier of Massachusetts) by Michael D. Coe
— Submitted May 23, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.
Categories. • Colonial Era • War, French and Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 705 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photos: 1. submitted on July 27, 2012, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. 2. submitted on May 20, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.