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Brimfield in Hampden County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Steerage Rock

1630 - 1930

 
 
Steerage Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, May 30, 2011
1. Steerage Rock Marker
Inscription. Four miles distant on the summit of East Waddaquodduck Mountain is Steerage Rock, a landmark on the Indian trail which became known as the Bay Path and a guidepost to the pioneer settlers of the Connecticut Valley from Massachusetts Bay in 1636.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers marker series.
 
Location. 42° 7.348′ N, 72° 12.015′ W. Marker is in Brimfield, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Warren Road (Massachusetts Route 19) on U.S. 20. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brimfield MA 01010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Hill (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Hancock Free Academy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civilian Conservation Corps (1933-1941) (approx. 3.9 miles away); 1st Lt. Joshua L. Booth USMC (approx. 4.3 miles
Steerage Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell C. Bixby, May 30, 2011
2. Steerage Rock Marker
This marker is located on the Brimfield Town Common, a few paces away from the Indian Hill marker.
away); Benjamin Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Holland (MA) War Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); Tantiusques (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brimfield.
 
Also see . . .  Historical Markers Erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission (1930). Tercentenary Commission Markers. Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on May 30, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 897 times since then and 83 times this year. Last updated on September 12, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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