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

Site of First House

1630 - 1930

 
 
Site of First House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, August 5, 2011
1. Site of First House Marker
Inscription. Built in 1640 by Edward Converse, who led the party sent out by Charlestown to explore "Waterfield." Selectman twenty-four years, deacon nineteen years, arrested in 1662 for speaking disrespectfully of the King's letter.
 
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° 27.116′ N, 71° 8.171′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Converse Place, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winchester MA 01890, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Converse Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); The Symmes Farm (approx. 0.7 miles away); John Harvard's Land (approx. 1.2 miles away); Woburn (approx. 2.1 miles away); Molyneaux Circle (approx. 2.3 miles away); “Grandfather’s House” (approx. 2.6 miles away); Captain Isaac Hall Hitching Post (approx. 2.6 miles away); Captain Cooke’s Mill Lane (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Also see . . .
1. 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 August 6, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

2. Winchester Historical Society. The mission of the Winchester Historical Society is to promote an awareness of Winchester’s rich history and share it with the community. The Society achieves its mission by collecting and preserving historic records and artifacts related to Winchester; by its educational programs, exhibitions, and publications; and through its stewardship of the Sanborn Historical and Cultural Center, which serves as the home for the Society and is open to the community for exhibits, meetings, and events. (Submitted on September 10, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photo   1. submitted on August 6, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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