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Middleborough in Plymouth County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Wading Place

1630 - 1930

 
 
The Wading Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, September 9, 2011
1. The Wading Place Marker
Inscription. Site of the ford or wading place where the Indian trail from Plymouth to "Middleberry" (Middleborough) crossed the Nemasket River. When the town was established, 1669, its southern boundary was described as extending "Six mile from the wadeing place."
 
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. 41° 53.77′ N, 70° 53.857′ W. Marker is in Middleborough, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Marker is on East Main Street (Massachusetts Route 105) 0.1 miles from Montello Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middleboro MA 02346, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the First Successful Iron Works in the Old Colony (approx. 8.5 miles away); First School House (approx. 9.8 miles away); Memorial for Soldiers against Terrorism (approx. 9.8 miles away); The Brig Independence (approx. 11.9 miles away); Wareham War Memorial
Namasket River Bridge over East Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, September 9, 2011
2. Namasket River Bridge over East Main Street
(approx. 12.6 miles away); Wareham World War I Monument (approx. 12.6 miles away); Tremont Nail Factory (approx. 12.7 miles away); Warham Cotton Factory Memorial (approx. 12.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  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 10, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 478 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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