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Sheffield in Berkshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Old Parish Church Clock

 
 
Old Parish Church Clock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 19, 2012
1. Old Parish Church Clock Marker
Inscription.
The Clock On This Church Was
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.
Old Parish Church image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 19, 2012
2. Old Parish Church
The marker is above the center door
The Old Parish Church was organized in 1735. This building was erected in 1760 after the congregation outgrew its earlier meeting house on Sheffield Plain. Old Parish was the original town meetinghouse and the site of adoption of the famed Sheffield Declaration of 1733. Originally built in the center of the broad main street, the structure was moved back from the highway in 1819, at which time the steeple and bell were added.
 
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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Old Parish Church Sign image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 19, 2012
3. Old Parish Church Sign
 
 
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 404 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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