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Dighton in Bristol County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Dighton Community Church

 
 
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By Don Morfe, May 26, 2013
1. Dighton Community Church Marker
Inscription. The building of this church began in 1770 on the eastern edge of the Great Cornfield of the Pocanocket Indians. Construction was halted during the American Revolution and the church was used as soldiers farmed and sheepfold. Completion was in 1798. The bell was cast at the Revere Foundry in Canton and purchased by Joseph Revere in 1821. The tower was added three years later. The church was modernized in 1861 and restored in 1930. The Pedo Baptist (Child Baptizing) Congregational Society of Dighton was incorporated June 25th, 1798.
 
Location. 41° 49.017′ N, 71° 7.75′ W. Marker is in Dighton, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is on Elm Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dighton MA 02715, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hornbine School (approx. 4 miles away); Bad Luck Pond (approx. 4.4 miles away); Anawan Rock (approx. 5 miles away); Daniel Bullock- Samuel Baker Sawmill site 1750-1850 (approx. 5.2 miles away); Samual Baker Grist & Sawmill Site (approx. 5.7 miles away); Site of Original Oak Swamp Church (approx. 6 miles away); Bliss-Carpenter Saw & Shingle Mill (approx. 6.1 miles away); Horton Signal (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Dighton Community Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 26, 2013
2. Dighton Community Church Marker
Dighton Community Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 26, 2013
3. Dighton Community Church Marker
Dighton Community Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 26, 2013
4. Dighton Community Church Marker
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Frederick C. Anderson is buried in the Church Cemetery. His MOH citation is: Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 18th Massachusetts Infantry. Place and date: At Weldon Railroad, Va., 21 August 1864. Entered service at:------Birth: Boston, Mass. Date of issue: 6 September 1864. Citation: Capture of battle flag of 27th South Carolina (C.S.A.) and the color bearer
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 638 times since then and 121 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 28, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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