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

John Pool

1630 - 1930

 
 
John Pool Marker image. Click for full size.
Sandy Bay Historical Society-Buddy Woods & Randy Saville, July 16, 2011
1. John Pool Marker
Inscription. Here stood the first framed house in Sandy Bay (Rockport) built in 1700 by the second settler John Pool. He built the first sawmill, bridge and vessel in this settlement, and furnished the lumber used in building Long Wharf, Boston, in 1710.
 
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° 39.569′ N, 70° 37.371′ W. Marker is in Rockport, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of King Street and Smith Street, on the right when traveling north on King Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockport MA 01966, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old First Parish Burying Ground (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Settler (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Settlers of Sandy Bay (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bear Skin Neck (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rockport World War I & II Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harvey Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cannon from the U.S.S. Constitution (approx. 0.4 miles away); Town Wharves (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockport.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sandy Bay Historical Society of Rockport Massachusetts. Historical Society website for the town of Rockport containing information on collections, exhibits and local attractions. (Submitted on August 8, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

2. 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 September 25, 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 August 8, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 756 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photo   1. submitted on August 8, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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