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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Worcester County, Massachusetts

Clickable Map of Worcester County, Massachusetts and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Worcester County, MA (355) Franklin County, MA (95) Hampden County, MA (123) Hampshire County, MA (69) Middlesex County, MA (381) Norfolk County, MA (118) Tolland County, CT (141) Windham County, CT (94) Cheshire County, NH (54) Hillsborough County, NH (71) Providence County, RI (330)  WorcesterCounty(355) Worcester County (355)  FranklinCounty(95) Franklin County (95)  HampdenCounty(123) Hampden County (123)  HampshireCounty(69) Hampshire County (69)  MiddlesexCounty(381) Middlesex County (381)  NorfolkCounty(118) Norfolk County (118)  TollandCountyConnecticut(141) Tolland County (141)  WindhamCounty(94) Windham County (94)  CheshireCountyNew Hampshire(54) Cheshire County (54)  HillsboroughCounty(71) Hillsborough County (71)  ProvidenceCountyRhode Island(330) Providence County (330)
Worcester is the county seat for Worcester County
Adjacent to Worcester County, Massachusetts
      Franklin County (95)  
      Hampden County (123)  
      Hampshire County (69)  
      Middlesex County (381)  
      Norfolk County (118)  
      Tolland County, Connecticut (141)  
      Windham County, Connecticut (94)  
      Cheshire County, New Hampshire (54)  
      Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (71)  
      Providence County, Rhode Island (330)  
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1 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Ashburnham — Ashburnham Civil War Monument
To the men of Ashburnham who served their country in the war that saved the Union Given by Melvin Ohio Adams to his native town A.D. 1904Map (db m133808) WM
2 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Ashburnham — Old Town House
Built of material from the second meeting house erected in 1791 and moved from meeting house hill in 1836Map (db m133201) HM
3 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Ashburnham — The School Boy of 1850
One of a generation of New England boys whose valor in war was equaled only by their achievements in peace. Presented to the town of Ashburnham by Ivers Whitney Adams. A native son AD1913Map (db m133741)
4 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Ashburnham — World War l Memorial
Ashburnham remembers 1917 World War 1918 These sought not glory but their country's goodMap (db m133806) WM
5 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Ashburnham — World War ll/Korean/Vietnam Memorial
Ashburnham VeteransMap (db m133807) WM
6 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Athol — 4th MeetinghouseOld town hall
Built in 1827-1828"for public worship of God forever" Old town hall remodeled in 1847 for use as Athol's town hall until 1921. Occupied by women Club 1921-1957 and Athol Historical Society since 1957Map (db m138909) HM
7 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Athol — Colonial Home 1777
Colonial Home 1777 - John Haven, Jr., a private in General George Washington's army, built this home during the revolution. He had fought in the siege of Boston and the victories at Ticonderoga and SaratogaMap (db m73185) HM
8 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Athol — Hiding Place for SlavesAthol History Trail
In this house before the Civil War ended slavery, Dr George Hoyt hid and helped runaway slaves who fled the south. This "Underground Railroad" station was a haven on their freedom trail to CanadaMap (db m135865) HM
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9 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Athol — Indian TrailAthol History Trail
Many Indian tribes walked along this "Great Trail". It was 18 inches wide and hundreds of miles long from Connecticut to Canada. The path followed Pleasant and Chestnut Streets to Millers River off South Athol Road.Map (db m135864) HM
10 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Athol — Lysander Spooner
This is the birthplace of Lysander Spooner. January 19,1808- May 14, 1887. Champion of Liberty lawyer, abolitionist, entrepreneur, legal theorist and scholar. In this house he wrote "The Unconstitutionality of Slavery" and other works. Spooner died . . . Map (db m136396) HM
11 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Athol — Old Toll Gate
From 1800-1830 travelers on this 5th Mass. Turnpike paid a fee to get past a toll gate here. It swung across the roadway from a toll house. Passage money paid for man and beast.Map (db m138315) HM
12 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Athol — Stagecoach Stop
During the years 1790 to 1853 this corner was a busy stopping place for stagecoaches from distant points. Brooks Tavern stood here as the popular hub of five stage roadsMap (db m136394) HM
13 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Athol — Town House1827-1847
Athol's town hall for 20 years, it stood west of the common until moved here in 1850. It alsoo served as "Athol Academy" in 1828. Then as a Congregational church in 1830-33Map (db m136391) HM
14 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Athol — Town House1827-1847
Athol's town hall for 20 years. It stood west of the common until moved here in 1850. It also served as "Athol Academy" in 1828. Then as a congregational church in 1830-33.Map (db m138985) HM
15 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Athol — Town Pound
In the early 1800's there was a square enclosure of stone walls here. Built by the town to hold stray cattle and other animals. Their owners had to pay a claim fee to the pound keeperMap (db m136392) HM
16 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Athol — Uptown Common and 3rd MeetinghouseAthol History Trail
. . . Map (db m136393) HM
17 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Athol — World War l Memorial
In memory of the heroes of Athol who made the supreme sacrifice in the World War. Erected by the Edward H. Phillips Post No. 102 American Legion.Map (db m136395) WM
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18 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Auburn — Dr. Robert H. Goddard Park
First liquid propellant rocket launched in Auburn Mass. Mar. 16, 1926 by R.H. Goddard This park dedicated to his memory by the Rotary Club of Auburn 1970Map (db m18099) HM
19 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Auburn — The Goddard Rocket Launching Site
On March 16 1926 Dr. Robert H. Goddard launched the world’s first liquid propellant rocket from a point 100 feet south-southeast of this tablet on the property of the Asa M. Ward family. Erected by The American Rocket Society July 13, 1960 in . . . Map (db m155448) HM
20 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Barre — Barre Civil War Monument
Erected by The Town. 1866. Gettysburg · Newbern · Port Hudson · Antietam ( south side ) Barre Roll of Honor in the War of the States 1861 — 1865 Alex Abbo · ★Emery Adams · Joel Adams · John Adams · Lyman Adams · . . . Map (db m198432) WM
21 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Barre — Barre State Normal School
Site of Barre State Normal School Sept. 4 1839 Nov. 1841 Re-established at Westfield Sept. 4 1844 Presented By Westfield State Teachers College Alumni Assoc. Sept. 9 1939Map (db m198485) HM
22 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Barre — Barre Veterans Monument
In Service of Their Country World War II 1941   1945 Korean Conflict 1950   1953 ★Brown Martin V. · ★Celona Salvatore J. · ★Corso Americo · ★Dahart Howard W. k · ★Harty William M. · . . . Map (db m198490) WM
23 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Barre — Barre World War I Honor Roll
World War Honor Roll 1914 — 1918 Barre, Massachusetts Died in Service ★Frederick Addy · ★Joseph Bentley · ★Edwin Bowen · ★J. Alexander Brown · ★Robert J. Clapp · ★John Cranston · ★Salvatore Dannolfi · . . . Map (db m198488) WM
24 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Barre — Dr. Walter S. Bates
In Memory of Dr. Walter S. Bates January 1, 1862 November 27, 1937 Our Beloved DoctorMap (db m198484) HM
25 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Barre — Ella Elvira Gibson
In Honor of Captain Ella Elvira Gibson of Barre Massachusetts 1821 - 1901 Chaplain Grand Army of The Republic 1864 - 1865 First female U.S. Army Chaplain and the only female officer to serve on either side during the War Between . . . Map (db m198426) WM
26 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Barre — Harding Allen
Given by The People of Barre and Vicinity In Memory of Their Beloved Friend and Fellow Citizen Harding Allen 1867 — 1930Map (db m198486) HM
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27 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Barre — James R. Brown Memorial Fountain
The James R. Brown Memorial to the G.A.R. Comrades and the Town of Barre ( opposite side ) Erected by his sister Sara G. Brown 1909Map (db m198427) WM
28 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Barre — PFC. Francis R. Sinclair
In Memory of PFC. Francis R. Sinclair U.S. Army 1922 - 1944 Killed In Action Italy 88th Blue Devils Div.Map (db m198521) WM
29 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Barre — Sgt. Harry L. Miller
In Memory of Sgt. Harry L. Miller U.S. Army 1923 — 1945 Died at Amberg Germany 86th Black Hawks Div.Map (db m198425) HM
30 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Barre — Sgt. Joseph Illiscavitch
In Memory of Sgt. Joseph A. Illiscavitch U.S.A. Air Corp 1919-1944 Killed At South China Seas Philippine IslandsMap (db m198495) WM
31 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Barre — Sgt. M.J. Ryder
Sgt. M.J. Ryder USMC Vietnam Order of the Purple Heart Michael J. Ryder Police Chief 1973 - 1994Map (db m198520) HM WM
32 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Barre — Staff/Sgt. Thomas W. Power
In Memory of Staff/Sgt. Thomas W. Power U.S.A. Air Corp. 1918 — 1942 Reported Missing In Action Feb. 1st. 1942 Philippine Island — ManilaMap (db m198494) WM
33 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Barre — White ValleyPreviously called Smithville
White Brothers Cotton Mill stood nearby, surrounded by buildings of a typical mill village. It was razed in 1936 to protect the metropolitan water supply.Map (db m198424) HM
34 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Blackstone — Blackstone Civil War Monument
1861 — 1865 Blackstone ( approx. 620 names are listed )Map (db m197764) WM
35 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Blackstone — Blackstone Roll of Honor
Roll of Honor This tablet was erected by the Town of Blackstone to Commemorate the Men who placed Their Lives in the hands of Their Country in the World War 1917 — 1918 Archambeault, Joseph · Babu, Tasi S. · Bagley. Edward J. · . . . Map (db m197601) WM
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36 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Blackstone — Blackstone Veterans Monument
In Honor of the Men and Women of Blackstone Who Served Their Country In World War II and the Korean Conflict Vietnam Desert StormMap (db m197575) WM
37 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Blackstone — Blackstone World War II Memorial
Residents of the Town of Blackstone who Died in the Service of their Country in World War II Thomas P. Carroll · Edward M. Chorzempa · Alphonse J. Cote · Gerald Dumais · Raymond Guiducci · Everett G. Hanson · Carl O. Johnson · George F. . . . Map (db m197574) WM
38 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Blackstone — Duty Honor Country
Duty, Honor, Country This memorial is a testament to the spirit of patriotism and sacrifice of all who have answered the call to boldly defend, uphold, and preserve the freedoms of this great nation through their service in the armed forces of the . . . Map (db m197579) HM
39 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Blackstone — Joseph A. Wojcik
Pharmacist’s Mate First Class Joseph A. Wojcik Veterans Memorial CornerMap (db m197577) WM
40 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Blackstone — United States Air Force
The United States Air Force is the aerial and space warfare branch of the United States Armed Forces. The Air Force is the youngest branch of the United States Military and was officially established under the National Security Act of 1947 but was . . . Map (db m197589) HM
41 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Blackstone — United States Army
The United States Army is the land warfare branch of the United States Armed Forces. Established on June 14th, 1775, it is the oldest branch of the united states military whose sole purpose is preserving the peace and security and providing for . . . Map (db m197581) HM
42 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Blackstone — United States Marine Corps
The United States Marine Corps is responsible for conducting expeditionary and amphibious operations in conjunction with the other branches of the United States Armed Forces. The Marine Corps is a subdivision of the United States Navy and was . . . Map (db m197585) HM
43 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Blackstone — United States Navy
The United States Navy is the naval warfare branch of the United States Armed Forces. It was established on October 13th, 1775, just 4 months after the United States Army. The mission of the United States Navy is to train and equip combat ready . . . Map (db m197588) HM
44 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Blackstone — Veterans Memorial Corner
Veteran's Memorial Corner Dedicated To: The Men and Women Past and Present, Who Answered the Call of Duty To This Great Nation "Freedom Is Not Free' Thank You for Your Service to Our Country God Bless You and God Bless the United States . . . Map (db m197576) WM
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45 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Brookfield — Banister Memorial Hall
Banister Memorial Hall erected by Wm. A. Banister of New York A.D. 1883 In Memory Of James Banister   died 1731 Seth Banister   died 1783 Col. Seth Banister   died 1819 Capt. Seth Banister   died 1857 Rev. Seth Banister   died . . . Map (db m198788) HM
46 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Brookfield — Brookfield1630 -- 1930
Settled in 1660 by men from Ipswich on Indian lands called Quaboac. Attacked by Indians in 1675. One garrison house defended to the last. Reoccupied twelve years later.Map (db m48781) HM
47 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Brookfield — Brookfield Civil War Memorial
· 1861 · Civil War · 1865 · James E. Adams · Francis W. Adams · Henry O. Adams · James G. Adams · Reuben W. Adams · ★Artemas Adams · ★George Adams · Edwin N. Adams · Henry C. Albee · Thomas Albin · Alonzo Allen · George W. Allen · . . . Map (db m198791) HM
48 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Brookfield — Brookfield Spanish-American War Memorial
This Memorial is Erected by the Town of Brookfield To its Men and Women Who Served in the Military and Naval Forces of Their Country — Civil, Spanish and World Wars — 1898 · Spanish – American War · 1898 Felix Archambeault · Fred E. . . . Map (db m198790) WM
49 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Brookfield — Brookfield Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to Those Who Served in the Vietnam Conflict Dedicated to Those Who Served in World War II Glory to Them That Died in This Great Cause Richard L. Gavitt · Philip S. Davidson, Jr. · Lincoln C. Plimpton · . . . Map (db m198789) WM
50 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Brookfield — Brookfield World War I Memorial
1917 · World War · 1919 · Curtis E. Abbott · William H. Ackerman · George S. Adams · Charles H, Agard · Ralph P. Allen · George E. Allen · William H. Allen · Clarence E. Allen · ★Merrill Austin · Charles H. Baggott · Wilrose N. Barnard · . . . Map (db m198792) WM
51 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Brookfield — Civil War Memorial
Two hundred sixty-six volunteers went to the Civil War from Brookfield 1861-1865. Thirty-eight died in the service. Erected July 4, 1890 by the citizens of Brookfield to commemorate the deeds of their loyal sons in the War for the Preservation . . . Map (db m106166) WM
52 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Brookfield — MA-13 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this place passed General Henry Knox in the winter of 1775 – 1776 to deliver to General George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston. Erected by the . . . Map (db m17926) HM
53 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Brookfield — Merrick Public Library
This Property Has Been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior BHC 1990Map (db m198684) HM
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54 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Charlton — General John Spurr House
Built about 1798 by John Spurr, Participant in the Boston Tea Party (1773) and an officer in the Revolution A leader in local affairs, a Major Gen. in the Militia & several years he represented Charlton at the General Court.Map (db m131728) HM
55 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Charlton — 64 — Lafayette’s TourMapping the Farewell Tour™ — The Lafayette Trail —
On Sept. 3. 1824, General Lafayette was welcomed here at Wilson's Coffee House where refreshments were served and local residents assembled.Map (db m203052) HM
56 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Charlton — William Francis Callahan
William Francis Callahan 1891-1964 A man of vision, courage and accomplishment Chairman Massachusetts Turnpike Authority 1952-1964 Commissioner Massachusetts Department of Public Works 1934-1939   1949-1953 He knew-but never . . . Map (db m207365) HM
57 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Clinton — Prescott Grist Mill
On this site the first grist mill in Worcester County was constructed by John Prescott in 1654. For over three hundred years mills have stood here where industry was first conducted in this area.Map (db m136693) HM
58 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Douglas — Douglas Center Cemetery
Old Boston and Hartford Turnpike Douglas Center Cemetery Erected in Memory of Forty Six Soldiers of the American Revolution who are buried here They endured hardship and death for freedom and independence Erected by Capt. Job . . . Map (db m195642) WM
59 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Douglas — Douglas Civil War Monument
In Memory of the Men of Douglas Who Enlisted in the Civil War. 1861 — 1865 ( west side ) Samuel Sibley · Lebright Brown · John B. Johnson · John Richards · Thomas Take · Thomas Wolf · John Shriver · Horace Belding · Lorin B. Chase · . . . Map (db m195646) WM
60 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Douglas — Douglas Post Office
( right plaque ) This building has been erected from a fund left to the Town of Douglas by the will of Moses Wallis dated 1841, to be maintained forever as a town hall for the Citizens of Douglas ( left plaque ) This . . . Map (db m195652) HM
61 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Douglas — Joseph J. Michna Square
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7554 Joseph J. Michna SquareMap (db m195644) WM
62 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Dudley — Dudley Soldiers War Memorial
To the memory of Dudley's heroes of 1776 who bore arms to found an independent nation Her patriots of 1861-1865 who offered their lives to preserve the Union Her soldiers in the Spanish and Philippine Wars 1898 This . . . Map (db m137560) WM
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63 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Dudley — Quinebaug Honor RollWorld War 2
Abbott, F · Austin, C.A · Austin, J.N · Betters, H.D · Bourbeau, A.A · Brew, J.P · Brochu, J.C · Cannolonga, C · Carroll, J.F · Casey, J.H · Claire, F.D · Condos, G.P · Cudworth, C.G · Desautels, E · Dion, A.L · Dobbins, W.M · Domurad, B.E · . . . Map (db m195547) WM
64 Massachusetts, Worcester County, East Brookfield — Capt. Paul D. Berthiaume
Flagpole Dedicated In Memory of Capt. Paul D. Berthiaume U.S. Army HQ MACV, I Corps 1937 – 1965 Killed in Action VietnamMap (db m198675) WM
65 Massachusetts, Worcester County, East Brookfield — Connie Mack Memorial Field
. . . Map (db m198672) HM
66 Massachusetts, Worcester County, East Brookfield — East Brookfield Korean Vietnam Monument
1950 – Korean Conflict – 1955 Archambeault, Albert E. · Barton, Norman J. · Beaudet, Charles E. · Beaudette, Gerald L. · Boulette, Donald R. · Boulette, George Jr. · Boulette, Howard W. · Boulette, William F. · Brown, David · Castonguay, Eugene P. . . . Map (db m198683) WM
67 Massachusetts, Worcester County, East Brookfield — East Brookfield World War I Monument
In Memory of the Men and Women of East Brookfield Who Served Our Nation in War Erected 1949 ( inscription around the column ) The Memory of a Great Name and the Inheritance of a Great Example the Legacy of Heroes World War I . . . Map (db m198678) WM
68 Massachusetts, Worcester County, East Brookfield — East Brookfield World War II Monument
1941 — World War II — 1945 Anderson, Charles E. Jr. · Archambeault, Albert E. · Archambeault, Roger W. · Audette, Mitchell J. · Barnard, Ernest F. · Barnard, Victor M. · Beaudette, Arthur L. · Beaudette, Ernest G. · Bialobrzewski, Marion · . . . Map (db m198681) WM
69 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Fayville — Corporal Harold E. FayDedicated in Memory of
Killed in action at Itra, Italy May 19, 1944 757 Tank Bn. U. S. Army World War IIMap (db m122596) WM
70 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Fiskdale — War Memorial
Erected in honor of those from our town who served in the several wars. ———————————— Dedicated in Honor of Rosario A. Chamberland Past Commander, Community . . . Map (db m118888) WM
71 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Fitchburg — Calvin Coolidge
Calvin Coolidge thirteenth President of The United States stood here November 12, 1928Map (db m133486) HM
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72 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Fitchburg — First Settler of FitchburgFirst Public House
Near this spot, about the year 1730, the first settler of Fitchburg, David Page, built a garrison house in which he lived for several years. Here in 1761 the first public house opened by Samuel Hunt. In this tavern were held, in 1764, . . . Map (db m132504) HM
73 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Fitchburg — Fitchburg Civil War Memorial
Fitchburg erects this monument in memory of her brave sons who fell and in honor of all her loyal citizens who perilled their lives in the great struggle which secured the unity of the Republic and the freedom of an oppressed . . . Map (db m12264) HM
74 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Fitchburg — In memory of Arthur M Longsjo Jr1931-1958
Honored admired and respected for his character ability and sportsmanship. 1956 Winter Olympics Italy speed skating 1956 Summer Olympics Australia cycling Donated by friends and the people of FitchburgMap (db m133488) HM
75 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Fitchburg — Patrick Joseph Moran
In twenty four years service in the National League of Baseball as player and manager, he won his way to the greatest heights, winning a pennant for Philadelphia in 1916 and a league pennant for Cincinnati in 1919. As a player, as a manager, as a . . . Map (db m132520) HM
76 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Fitchburg — Rollstone Boulder
This boulder carried by the last glacier from Mount Monadnock New Hamp­shire to the summit of the hill whose name commemorates it, was for centuries a land mark to Indian and settler. Threatened with destruction by quarrying operations, it was saved . . . Map (db m132501) HM
77 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Fitchburg — Spanish War Veterans Memorial
This monument erected by the city of Fitchburg to commemorate the valour and patriotism of the men who served in the war with Spain Philippine insurrection and China relief expedition1898-1902. Dedicated September 1,1924 under the auspices Guanica . . . Map (db m133358) WM
78 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Fitchburg — The Store of Ephraim Kimball
Near this spot, in 1775, stood the store of Ephraim Kimball. Here at 9 o’clock A.M., on the 19th of April, 1775, the alarm gun was fired a company of forty-two men, under Capt. Ebenezer Bridge, marched for Concord, where they arrived the . . . Map (db m132506) HM
79 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Fitchburg — Vietnam/Korea War Memorial
Servicemen killed in action in Vietnam and KoreaMap (db m133658) WM
80 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Fitchburg — War Memorial
A memorial to all living and dead who have served our nation in World War II Korea and Vietnam Persian Gulf Erected by Eastwood Club members Nov 11, 1978Map (db m134575) WM
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81 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Fitchburg — World War l Memorial
To the memory of those who gave their lives the World War 1914-1918 Fitchburg dedicates this monumentMap (db m133567) WM
82 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Fitchburg — World War ll Memorial
Fitchburg remembers our dedicated men and women who served during World War llMap (db m133657) WM
83 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Gardner — Gardner Soldiers' Monument
. . . Map (db m132597) WM
84 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Gardner — Korean War Memorial
In honor of all those who served in the armed forces of the United States from the city of Gardner during Korean Conflict. 1950-1953 In Memoriam Rolfe F. Blanchard U.S.M.C. Charles E. Bridge U.S.A. Bertram P. Couture U.S.A.F. Norman R. . . . Map (db m133281) WM
85 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Gardner — On June 27, 1785
On June 27,1785 the town of Gardner was incorporated from land belonging to thew surrounding towns of Templeton, Winchendon, Ashburnham, and Westminster.The convergence point for the latter three towns stood southerly of this marker near the . . . Map (db m132638) HM
86 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Gardner — Seth Heywood Site
On this site in 1773 Seth Heywood one of Gardner's original settlers built his home. Later he was one of the four men who circulated the petition for the incorporation of the town of Gardner. In 1826 the grandson of Seth Heywood began the . . . Map (db m134857) HM
87 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Gardner — Site of former Ohave Synagogue
On this site from 1912 - 2017 stood the synagogue that was home to Congregation Ohave Shalom for much of the 20th century. This marker commemorates the building and celebrates the contributions its congregants made to the City of Gardner.Map (db m152701) HM
88 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Gardner — Spanish American War MemorialIn memorium USS Maine destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 — This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the USS Maine —
Erected by the citizens of Gardner and gratefully dedicated to the veterans of the Spanish-American War and The Philippine insurrection 1898-1902Map (db m133587) WM
89 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Gardner — Vietnam War Memorial
In honor of all who served in the armed forces of the United States during the Vietnam era from the city of GardnerMap (db m133206) WM
90 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Gardner — World War 1 Memorial
Erected by a grateful city in honor of its heroic sons and daughters who served their country during the world war 1917-1918Map (db m132639) WM
91 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Gardner — World War ll Memorial
In honor of all who served in the armed forces the United States from the City of Gardner during World War llMap (db m133203) WM
92 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Grafton — Hassanamesit1630 - 1930
John Eliot established here in 1651 a village of Christian Indians called Hassanamesit - "at a place of small stones." It was the home of James the Printer who helped Eliot to print the Indian Bible.Map (db m93037) HM
93 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Grafton — Indian Reservation1630 - 1930
These four and one-half acres have never belonged to the white man, having been set aside in 1728 as an Indian Reservation by the forty proprietors who purchased the Praying Indian town of Hassanamesit.Map (db m93038) HM
94 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Grafton — Thomas Hooker Trail1630 - 1930
Crossing the highway at this point is the Indian trail followed by the Reverend Thomas Hooker in 1636 when, with his invalid wife borne on a litter, he led a company of Massachusetts settlers to found Hartford, Connecticut.Map (db m93035) HM
95 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Hardwick — Brig. Gen. Timothy Ruggles1711-1797
He arrived in Hardwick about 1754 settling on a farm, now Upper Church Street. A lawyer, he was graduated from Harvard in 1732. Ruggles distinguished himself in the French and Indian War, thus becoming the highest ranked colonist of this time. He . . . Map (db m148232) HM
96 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Hardwick — Hardwick Civil War Monument
Dedicated to the Heroes who fell, and the Patriots who fought for Union and Liberty 1861-1865 by their comrade Col. Louis E. Granger, U.S. Vols. Cold Harbor Reams Station Antietam Port Hudson Cedar Mountain Gettysburg . . . Map (db m148233) WM
97 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Harvard — Harvard Civil War Monument
South side Harvard erects this monument in grateful remembrance of her soldiers who gave their lives to their country in the war for the defence of the Union East side Allen, Edward M. - Co. G 36th Reg. Bigelow, Joseph H. - Co. H 1st . . . Map (db m66305) WM
98 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Harvard — Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church
Four previous church buildings have stood on this approximate site. The first meeting house was constructed in 1733 when the congregation first gathered. A new building was necessary in 1775 to accomodate the congregation's growth. The third . . . Map (db m66304) HM
99 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Harvard — Harvard Veteran's Memorial
Dedicated to the Citizens of Harvard who served their country in World War II 1941-1946 Korea 1950-1955 Vietnam 1964-1975Map (db m66288) WM
100 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Harvard — Town of HarvardFounded — June 29 1732 —
Upper Panel Set off from Groton • Lancaster • Stow by petitions to the General Court • Incorporators • Simon Stone • Groton • • Thomas Wheeler • Stow Jonathan Whitney and Hezekiah Willard Lancaster The name Harvard was inserted in the . . . Map (db m66292) HM

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