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

Brookfield

1630 -- 1930

 
 
Brookfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
1. Brookfield Marker
Inscription. Settled in 1660 by men from Ipswich on Indian lands called Quaboac. Attacked by Indians in 1675. One garrison house defended to the last. Reoccupied twelve years later.
 
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° 13.122′ N, 72° 7.178′ W. Marker is in Brookfield, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on W Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Brookfield / West Brookfield border. Marker is in this post office area: Brookfield MA 01506, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 0.9 miles away); Boston Post Road (approx. 1.5 miles away); Fort Gilbert (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Boston Post Road (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 6.7 miles away); Indian Hill (approx. 7.8 miles away); Steerage Rock (approx. 7.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Marker on W Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 13, 2009
2. Marker on W Main Street
 Historical markers erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony. Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on November 17, 2009, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,092 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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