Sheffield in Berkshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Old Parish Church Clock
Placed Here By The
G.A.R. and W.R.C.
Of This Country As A Memorial Of
George F. Root
Born In Shefffield, August 30 1820
Died August 6, 1895.
Musician – Patriot - Christian
Location. 42° 6.63′ N, 73° 21.221′ W. Marker is in Sheffield, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 7) and Elm Court, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Located on the Old Parish Church of Sheffield Town. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 South Main Street, Sheffield MA 01257, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cast Steel Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Sheffield World War II Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sheffield World War I Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War II Memorial Trees (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barnard Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Legion Post 340 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Reconstruction of 1854 Covered Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Here Stood the Big Elm (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheffield.
More about this marker.
Regarding Old Parish Church Clock. George F. Root was a noted music teacher and songwriter in the 1800ís. He composed the Civil War songs “Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, the Boys are Marching” and the “Battle Cry of Freedom.”
Also see . . . George Frederick Root on Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 26, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.