Machias in Washington County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
First Permanent English Settlement in Machias Bay
1763 - 1904
This tablet marks the landing place of the company which made the first permanent English settlement in this town, May 20, 1763. The little band consisted of Samuel and Sylvanus Scott, Timothy George, and David Libby, John and Solomon Stone, Daniel and Japhet Hill, DanielFogg, Isaiah Foster, Westbrook Berry, wife and three children, Isaac Larrabee, wife and three children, Joel Bonney, Wooden Foster, all of Scarborough, Thomas Buck of Plymouth and Jonathan Carlton of Sheepscot.
Erected 1904 by Hannah Weston Chapter, D.A.R.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 44° 42.849′ N, 67° 27.57′ W. Marker is in Machias, Maine, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Maine Route 192) and Free Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker has been relocated to the grounds of the Burnham Tavern Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Machias ME 04654, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burnham Tavern (here, next to this marker); The Machias River (about 500 feet away, measured Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Naval Battle of the American Revolution (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Libby Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Historic Machias, Maine. (Submitted on April 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Machias, Maine, at Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 547 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.