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

Indian Council Fires

1630 - 1930

 
 
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By Russell C. Bixby, May 20, 2011
1. Indian Council Fires Marker
Inscription. Two hundred and fifty yards eastward are the sites of three large Indian council fires. The Beers Massacre of September 4, 1675, took place in a gorge one-quarter mile to the northeast.
 
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° 39.695′ N, 72° 27.626′ W. Marker is in Northfield, Massachusetts, in Franklin County. Marker is on Millers Falls Road (Massachusetts Route 63) just from Homer Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Northfield MA 01360, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Richard Beers (approx. mile away); King Philip's Hill (approx. 1.7 miles away); First Settlement (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lieut. Ebenezer Sheldon's Fort (approx. 2.7 miles away); Nathanial Dickinson House (approx. 3.8 miles away but has been reported missing); Deacon Ebenezer Sheldon's Fort (approx. 4.2 miles away); The View from the French King Bridge (approx. 4.8 miles away); Bernardston Veterans Monument (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northfield.
 
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.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, 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 841 times since then and 63 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photo   1. submitted on May 20, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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