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

Nathan Cushing

 
 
Nathan Cushing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, December 10, 2011
1. Nathan Cushing Marker
Inscription.
Site of the home of
Nathan Cushing
Judge of Admiralty in the Revolution
Judge of Supreme Court of Massachusetts 1789–1810
State Councilor 1779–1780  1802–1807
Dec 13, 1780 the council ordered that Nathan Cushing Esq
be a committee to prepare a seal for the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
The council advised that the said report be accepted as
the arms of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
This heraldry has never been changed


 
Erected 1927 by the Chief Justice Cushing Chapter D.A.R.
 
Location. 42° 9.74′ N, 70° 48.401′ W. Marker is in Norwell, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Marker is on Main Street (Massachusetts Route 123), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is about 100 yards past the intersection with Lincoln Street. Marker is in this post office area: Norwell MA 02061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Oaken Bucket (approx. 2.8 miles away); Old Stockbridge Grist Mill (approx. 3.1 miles away); Site of Stockbridge Mansion (approx. 3.1 miles away); Cudworth House
Vicinity of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, December 10, 2011
2. Vicinity of Marker
The white sign in the foreground reads, “Former site of the Nathan Cushing homestead. Nathan Cushing designed the Massachusetts state seal, which was in use from 1780–1897.”
(approx. 3.7 miles away); Gannett’s Corner (approx. 4 miles away); Mann Historical Museum (approx. 4.1 miles away); First Training Field (approx. 4.2 miles away); Early Boundary Line (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Great Seal of Massachusetts. (Submitted on December 10, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.)
2. Massachusetts State Seal - Wikipedia. This link contains the original seal designed by Nathan Cushing. (Submitted on December 12, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. PoliticsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Massachusetts State Seal image. Click for full size.
By Wikimedia Commons
3. Massachusetts State Seal
Go to the link above (under "Also see...") for an explanation of the motto and symbolism.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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