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

Jonas Rice

1630 - 1930

 
 
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By Russell C. Bixby, July 20, 2011
1. Jonas Rice Marker
Inscription. On the slope of the hill one-half mile west stood the house of Jonas Rice, the first permanent dwelling in Worcester, built in 1713. He served as schoolmaster and his son, Adonijah, was the first white child born in Worcester.
 
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° 15.065′ N, 71° 46.892′ W. Marker is in Worcester, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Grafton Street (Massachusetts Route 122) and Plantation Street, on the right when traveling north on Grafton Street. Touch for map. Marker is located at Rice Square. Marker is in this post office area: Worcester MA 01604, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel Leonardson (was approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Worcester (approx. 1.6 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Worcester (approx. 1.7 miles away); First Mill
Rice Square Worcester, Massachusetts image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, July 20, 2011
2. Rice Square Worcester, Massachusetts
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Wigwam Hill (approx. 1.9 miles away); First Perfect Game in Professional Baseball (approx. 2 miles away); Indian Village Pakachoag (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Worcester.
 
Also see . . .
1. Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers. Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

2. Preservation Worcester. Preservation Worcester for more than forty years, has been a source for critical thinking and education in matters of the city's architectural integrity, the cohesiveness of neighborhoods, and the preservation of culturally significant structures. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 639 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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