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Cape Ann Settlement

Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary

 
 
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By James R. Murray, July 11, 2015
1. Cape Ann Settlement Marker
Inscription. On this site in 1623 A company of fishermen and farmers from Dorchester England under the direction of Rev. John White founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony From that time the fisheries the oldest industry in the commonwealth has been uninterruptedly pursued from this portl

Here in 1628 Gov. Roger Conant by wise diplomacy averted bloodshed between contending factions one led my Myles Standish of Plymouth the other by Capt. Hewes A notable exemplification of arbitration in the beginnings of New England

Placed by the Citizens of Gloucester 1907
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission.
 
Location. 42° 36.291′ N, 70° 40.724′ W. Marker is in Gloucester, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from Hough Street. Touch for map. Marker is located about 500 feet from the Welcoming Center at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester Mass, embedded in a huge granite boulder. Marker is at or near this postal address: Hough Street, Gloucester MA 01930, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Settlement of Cape Ann (a few steps from this marker); Stage Fort Fisherman's Field (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Revolutionary War Memorial

Cape Ann Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 11, 2015
2. Cape Ann Settlement Marker
Marker is embedded in a large granite boulder
(about 600 feet away); Nathaniel Warner Company Monument (about 800 feet away); Gloucester World War II Merchant Marine Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Honor of Nathaniel Haraden (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gloucester World War II Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Cape Ann Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 11, 2015
3. Cape Ann Settlement Marker
Another view of the marker
Cape Ann Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 11, 2015
4. Cape Ann Settlement Marker
Aerial view of location of marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 11, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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