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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Essex County, Massachusetts

 
Clickable Map of Essex County, Massachusetts and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Essex County, MA (279) Middlesex County, MA (344) Suffolk County, MA (487) Hillsborough County, NH (38) Rockingham County, NH (137)  EssexCounty(279) Essex County (279)  MiddlesexCounty(344) Middlesex County (344)  SuffolkCounty(487) Suffolk County (487)  HillsboroughCountyNew Hampshire(38) Hillsborough County (38)  RockinghamCounty(137) Rockingham County (137)
Lawrence and Salem are both the county seat for Essex County
Adjacent to Essex County, Massachusetts
      Middlesex County (344)  
      Suffolk County (487)  
      Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (38)  
      Rockingham County, New Hampshire (137)  
 
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1Massachusetts, Essex County, Amesbury — Amesbury Riverwalk
On Rocky Hill Road north of Macy Road (Massachusetts Route 110), on the left when traveling north.
This rail trail follows the Salisbury branch of the Eastern Railroad that connected the mills along the Powwow River to the main line. The branch started operation in 1848 and the last train rain in 1965. The trail offers a peaceful multi-use . . . Map (db m205045) HM
2Massachusetts, Essex County, Amesbury — Macy-Colby House — 1630 - 1930
On Main Street, on the right.
Thomas Macy, first town clerk of Amesbury, erected this house prior to 1654. Persecuted for harboring Quakers he sold the house and fled to Nantucket, becoming the first white settler as related in Whittier's poem "The Exiles."Map (db m48772) HM
3Massachusetts, Essex County, Beverly — Balch House — 1630 - 1930
On Cabot Street (Massachusetts Route 1A) at Balch Street, on the right when traveling south on Cabot Street.
Built in 1638 by John Balch, who came over in 1623 with Captain Robert Gorges. The "Old Planters" received this land in exchange for their settlement at Salem.Map (db m47949) HM
4Massachusetts, Essex County, Beverly — Beverly Korean War Memorial
On Rantoul Street (Massachusetts Route 1A) at Broadway, on the right when traveling south on Rantoul Street.
Korean War 1950 – 1953 Dedicated to Honor the Sacrifice of Our Servicemen and Women of Beverly Who Served and Those Who Gave Their Lives. "For Those Who Have Had to Fight For It, Life Has a Flavor the Protected Will Never Know." . . . Map (db m36463) WM
5Massachusetts, Essex County, Beverly — Beverly Vietnam War Memorial
On Rantoul Street (Massachusetts Route 1A) at Broadway, on the right when traveling south on Rantoul Street.
Vietnam War Memorial The Citizens of Beverly Dedicate This Memorial to All Her Men and Women Who Served America in the Vietnam War. We Honor the Courage and Sacrifice of Those Who Fought and Died. We Remember Them For Their Bravery and . . . Map (db m36462) HM
6Massachusetts, Essex County, Beverly — Beverly World War I Memorial
On Rantoul Street (Massachusetts Route 1A) at Broadway, on the right when traveling south on Rantoul Street.
World War I Memorial Beverly Remembers With Pride Her Sons and Daughters Who Served Their Country in World War I. The Glorious Ones Who Died Gave Their Lives As a Sacrifice For The Cause of peace. They Fought For Us; For Us They Fell. . . . Map (db m36461) HM
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7Massachusetts, Essex County, Beverly — Beverly World War II Memorial
On Rantoul Street (Massachusetts Route 1A) at Broadway, on the right when traveling south on Rantoul Street.
World War II Memorial The Citizens of Beverly Dedicate This Memorial To All Beverly Men and Women Who Served in America's Armed Forces in World War II Thus Becoming "Veterans". Beverly Honors With Heartfelt Love and Deep Sense Of . . . Map (db m36459) HM
8Massachusetts, Essex County, Beverly — Conant House — 1630 - 1930
On Cabot Street, on the right when traveling south.
Roger Conant was a prudent and religious man who led the old planters from Gloucester to Salem in 1626, and held them together until the Bay Colony was founded. This house was built on land given by him to his son Exercise Conant in 1666.Map (db m47357) HM
9Massachusetts, Essex County, Beverly — Hale Farm — 1630 - 1930
On Hale Street when traveling west.
This house was built in 1694 by the Rev. John Hale, first minister of the first church in Beverly. A charge of witchcraft made against his wife convinced the minister of the folly and wickedness of the crusade and ended all witch-hunting in . . . Map (db m48760) HM
10Massachusetts, Essex County, Beverly — Hospital Point Light / Honor the Valiant Men
On Bay View Road, 0.2 miles south of Neptune Street, on the right when traveling north.
[Bottom (larger) Marker] Hospital Point Light was established in 1871 and marks the deep-water channel to Beverly, Salem, and Marblehead. A smallpox hospital once stood on the hill to the rear, where there is also evidence of ramparts . . . Map (db m21441) HM
11Massachusetts, Essex County, Beverly — Hospital Point Lighthouse — Established 1872
On Bay View Road, 0.2 miles south of Neptune Street, on the right when traveling north.
Hospital Point Light was constructed and first lighted in 1872 to help guide vessels into Salem and Beverly Harbors. The original two-story keeper's house and oil house are still being used. The name Hospital Point stems from a smallpox . . . Map (db m21429) HM
12Massachusetts, Essex County, Beverly — Planters Path to their Landing Place — 1630 - 1930
On McKay Street.
The old planters, Roger Conant, John Woodbery and John Balch used this path from their homesteads to the cove at the head of Bass river.Map (db m47401) HM
13Massachusetts, Essex County, Beverly — Rev. John Hale House — Privateer Trail
On Hale Street near Bancroft Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Beverly's first minister played a major role during the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692. In this house he penned the classic study of the Salem trials -"A Modest Inquiry into the Nature of Witchcraft"Map (db m162189) HM
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14Massachusetts, Essex County, Beverly — Roger Conant
On Cabot Street (Massachusetts Route 1A) at Roosevelt Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Cabot Street.
Roger Conant Leader of the Old Planters And Founder in 1626 Of Naumkeag (Salem) Built His House Here in 1636 In the Southern Angle Of A Two Hundred Acre Grant He Lived Here Until His Death November 19, 1679 Erected by the Roger . . . Map (db m36444) HM
15Massachusetts, Essex County, Beverly — The Memorial Bell
On Rantoul Street (Massachusetts Route 1A) at Broadway, on the right when traveling south on Rantoul Street.
The Memorial Bell The Very Generous Gift Of Mr. Robert Hagopian of Hamilton To be Used at Beverly Memorial Day And Veterans' Day Observances In This Park to Honor All Those Who Sacrificed Their Lives For Our Great Country May God . . . Map (db m36458) HM
16Massachusetts, Essex County, Boxford — Boxford Korea and Vietnam Service Memorial
On Topsfield Road at Elm and Main Streets, on the left when traveling west on Topsfield Road.
In Honor Of Those Who Served Their Country During the Korean and Vietnam Wars Dedicated During Boxford's Tricentennial In Memory Of Cpl James L. Melvin, USMC This day 26 May 1985 Post 379 Abraham, Linda L. · Bruzes, Peter V. · . . . Map (db m164207) WM
17Massachusetts, Essex County, Boxford — Boxford Remembers the World War
On Washington Street, on the left when traveling east.
1917-1919 Boxford Remembers the World War Arthur E. Bascom · Ovila J. Beaulieu · Walter R. Buck · Arthur Buxton · Everett E. Cleveland · *Franklin T. Cooper · *Ernest W. Foster · Percy D. French · Paul Graffum · William F. . . . Map (db m183976) HM
18Massachusetts, Essex County, Boxford — Boxford Spanish American War Memorial
On Main Street at Washington Street (Massachusetts Route 133), on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
. . . Map (db m183984) HM
19Massachusetts, Essex County, Boxford — Col. Thomas Knowlton
On Main Street at Washington Street (Massachusetts Route 133), on the left when traveling north on Main Street.
In Memory of Col. Thomas Knowlton Born in West Boxford November 22, 1740 Leader of America's First Ranger Unit, Knowlton's Rangers Died in the Battle of Harlem Heights Serving Under George Washington on September 16, . . . Map (db m184034) HM
20Massachusetts, Essex County, Danvers — Danversport
On Water Street, on the left when traveling north.
From 1632-1754 a few farms and native American habitations dotted the woodlands among this land originally granted to pioneer settlers Gov. John Endecott and Rev. Samuel Skelton. On the road to Salem lay the farm of George Jacobs, Sr., a victim . . . Map (db m43938) HM
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21Massachusetts, Essex County, Danvers — Deacon Nathaniel Ingersoll — 1634 - 1719
On Centre Street at Ingersoll Street, on the right when traveling west on Centre Street.
. . . Map (db m17994) HM
22Massachusetts, Essex County, Danvers — In Commemoration of Arnold's Expedition to Quebec
Near Conant Street at Conant Street & High Street (Massachusetts Route 35).
One of the most strategic and daring exploits of the patriot cause during the revolution. Part of the troops encamped in the Town of Danvers on the night of September 14, 1775 on their way to Newburyport where they embarked for the Kennebeck and . . . Map (db m48470) HM
23Massachusetts, Essex County, Danvers — Rebecca Nurse Homestead — 1678
On Pine Street at Adams Street, on the left when traveling north on Pine Street.
In 1636 Francis Weston was granted this land upon which he laid out a farm. This property was purchased by Governor John Endicott in 1648, and in 1678 Francis and Rebecca Nurse moved here and built a house. In March, 1692, 71-year-old Rebecca was . . . Map (db m185940) HM
24Massachusetts, Essex County, Danvers — Salem Village Meeting House — 1672
On Hobart Street at Forest Street, on the left when traveling west on Hobart Street.
Directly across from this site was located the original Salem Village Meeting House where civil and military meetings were held, and ministers including George Burroughs, Deodat Lawson, and Samuel Parris preached. The infamous 1692 witchcraft . . . Map (db m48726) HM
25Massachusetts, Essex County, Danvers — Salem Village Parsonage — 1681
Near Centre St.
In 1681 the Salem village inhabitants built a home for their minister at this site. Ministers residing here were George Burroughs (1681-83), Accused in 1692 of being a witch and hanged; Deodat Lawson (1684-88), Author of the first volume about . . . Map (db m48720) HM
26Massachusetts, Essex County, Danvers — Salem Village Witchcraft Victims’ Memorial
On Hobart Street at Forest Street, on the left when traveling west on Hobart Street.
In memory of those innocents who died during the Salem Village Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692 Back Monument: “I am an innocent person. I never had to do with witchcraft since I was born. I am a Gosple woman.” Martha Cory “The . . . Map (db m48725) HM
27Massachusetts, Essex County, Danvers — Samuel Holten House — 1670
On Centre Street at Holten Street, on the left when traveling south on Centre Street.
A fine example of chronological and architectural house development, this was the 1692 home of Sarah Holton, who gave damaging testimony against Rebecca Nurse during the witchcraft hysteria. Here during revolutionary period lived Samuel Holten . . . Map (db m17988) HM
28Massachusetts, Essex County, Danvers — Samuel Parris Archaeological Site
On Centre Street, on the right when traveling north.
Samuel Parris Archaeological Site 1681-1784Map (db m48719) HM
29Massachusetts, Essex County, Danvers — Site of Israel Hutchinson's Home / Israel Hutchinson
On Water Street, on the left when traveling north.
Site of Israel Hutchinson's Home — Here were brought Danvers Soldiers slain at the battle of Lexington — This memorial is a tribute to his memory, from lineal decendants, and the town of Danvers. — 1896 . . . Map (db m47197) HM
30Massachusetts, Essex County, Danvers — The 1681 Salem Village Parsonage
Near Centre Street.
{Not all of the text on this marker can be transcribed.} In February, 1681, the Salem village inhabitants voted, "We will build a house for the Ministry and provid convenient Land for that end. The Dementions of the House are as . . . Map (db m48721) HM
31Massachusetts, Essex County, Danvers — The 1734 Addition
Near Centre Street.
{Not all text on marker is transcribed here.} In 1717 Rev. Peter Clark became minister at Salem Village. The 1681 parsonage was in poor condition, so that by the early 1730's Clark asked the inhabitants to come to a decision either to . . . Map (db m48722) HM
32Massachusetts, Essex County, Danvers — The Church in Salem Village — 1630 – 1930
On Hobart Street at Centre Street, on the left when traveling west on Hobart Street.
To this church, rent by the witchcraft frenzy, came in 1697 the Reverend Joseph Green, aged twenty-two. He induced the mischief makers to confess, reconciled the factions, established the first public school, and became noted for his skill at . . . Map (db m48723) HM
33Massachusetts, Essex County, Danvers — The Endecott Pear Tree
Near Water Street at Endecott Street. Reported missing.
One-eighth of a mile distant. On a part of the 300 acres granted to Governor John Endecott, is the pear tree planted by the Governor in 1632. This tree still bears fruit.Map (db m46192) HM
34Massachusetts, Essex County, Danvers — The Plains
On Maple Street near Central Ave, on the right when traveling north.
Called "Porter's Plain" after 17th century settler John Porter, this level expanse of about one square mile was sparsely inhabited into the mid-18th century.By the time of the American Revolution, patriot Captain Jeremiah Page had settled here, . . . Map (db m38341) HM
35Massachusetts, Essex County, Danvers — Village Training Field — 1671
On Centre Street, on the right when traveling west.
Defense was a prime necessity to the early settlers of Salem Village, and as early as 1671 the male inhabitants began meeting here for military drill. This preparation was heightened in 1675 during the King Philip War in which many villagers took . . . Map (db m17991) HM
36Massachusetts, Essex County, Essex — Essex Massachusetts Soldier’ Monument
Near Martin Street (Massachusetts Route 22) at Shepard Drive.
To the 186 loyal sons of Essex 1861 who fought for the Union. 1865 Erected through the efforts of W.R.C. No. 114. Antietam • Wilderness • Cedar Creek Appomattox • Ressaca • Port Hudson • Gettysburg New Orleans • Mobile • Fort . . . Map (db m97211) WM
37Massachusetts, Essex County, Essex — Free School — 1630 - 1930
On John Wise Avenue (Massachusetts Route 133).
A free school for Chebacco parish was opened in an upper room of this house in 1695 by the appointed master, Nathaniel Rust, Junior. The town gave "Six acres of pasture land for the benefit of the school and one-quarter acre for Mr. Rust's . . . Map (db m47496) HM
38Massachusetts, Essex County, Essex — Herbert Goodhue War Memorial
On Martin Street (Massachusetts Route 22) at Shephard Drive, on the left when traveling east on Martin Street.
In memory of Herbert Goodhue who died in the service of his country Born June 15, 1914 Died May 13, 1942 In the Philippine Islands Dedicated May 30 1949Map (db m97209) WM
39Massachusetts, Essex County, Essex — John Wise House — 1630 - 1930
On John Wise Avenue (Massachusetts Route 133), on the right when traveling north.
Erected in 1701 by John Wise, pastor of the Chebacco parish of Ipswich, now Essex. Son of a laborer, Harvard graduate, army chaplain, protestant against taxation without representation and against the witchcraft delusion, defender of democracy in . . . Map (db m47955) HM
40Massachusetts, Essex County, Essex — Knowlton Moore Memorial Playground
Near Shepard Drive.
Sp4 Paul D. Knowlton HHC 4 Trans. Co June 2, 1947 Feb 24, 1968 PFC Robert E. Moore Com 7 Mar I Mar Div Feb 16 1948 Nov 2, 1967 To all who come to use these grounds, take a moment to remember two young boys that played on these very fields when their . . . Map (db m97214) WM
41Massachusetts, Essex County, Essex — Shipbuilders Memorial
On Main Street (Massachusetts Route 133), on the left when traveling east.
Dedicated to the those men of Chebacco and Essex who by the skill of mind and hand within sight of this spot created nearly 4000 wooden vessels 1650-1982Map (db m97208) HM
42Massachusetts, Essex County, Essex — Shipyard of 1668 — 1630 - 1930
On Main Street (Massachusetts Route 133), on the right when traveling north.
In 1668 the town granted the adjacent acre of land "To the inhabitants of Ipswich for a yard to build vessels and to employ workmen for that end." The shipbuilding industry has continued uninterruptedly in Essex since that date.Map (db m47495) HM
43Massachusetts, Essex County, Georgetown — Goodrich Massacre — 1630 - 1930
On North Street, 0.2 miles north of Meadowview Road when traveling north.
Ten rods east stood the house of Benjamin Goodrich who, with his wife and two children, was slain by the Indians on October 23, 1692Map (db m47864) HM
44Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Admiralty Anchor — In use between 1800 and 1850
Near Rogers Street (Massachusetts Route 127) at Porter Street, on the right when traveling east.
From a large bark or packet ship 200 to 300 feet long, lost at sea. Salvaged by Captain Salvatore Zappa and crew of the fishing vessel Carol Ann in 1988.Map (db m193088) HM
45Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Blynman Bridge
On Western Avenue (Massachusetts Route 127) at Perkins Road, on the right when traveling north on Western Avenue.
Blynman Bridge 1907 In Honor Of Richard Blynman First Minister and Leading Citizen Of Gloucester Who in 1643 Dug This Canal Uniting River and Bay G.H.S.Map (db m36363) HM
46Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — 8 — Cape Ann Granite
Near Rogers Street (Massachusetts Route 127) east of Porter Street when traveling south.
Cape Ann lies on an outcropping composed of 450 million-year-old granite polished by glaciers. This particularly dense stone was prized for building monuments, forts, and piers. Blocks of Cape Ann granite were used to build Gloucester's Dale . . . Map (db m115434) HM
47Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Cape Ann Settlement — Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary
Near Hough Street.
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 . . . Map (db m85296) HM
48Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Captain Alfred (Centennial) Johnson
Near Rogers Street (Massachusetts Route 127) at Hancock Street, on the right when traveling east.
The first man to sail single handed from west to east across the Atlantic Ocean. A typical Banks dory decked over, christened Centennial to commemorate the first centennial of the founding of the United States, 1776 . . . Map (db m115475) HM
49Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Captain Howard Blackburn
Near Rogers Street (Massachusetts Route 127) at Hancock Street, on the right when traveling east.
Citizen of Gloucester, crossed the Atlantic twice, alone, without any fingers or toes and part of one foot missing, all frozen in an accident at sea. On June 18, 1899, sailed from Gloucester, Mass. To Gloucester, England, on . . . Map (db m115478) HM
50Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — 17 — Charles Heberle
On Rogers Street (Massachusetts Route 127) west of Duncan Street, on the right when traveling east.
Charles Heberle (1862-1956) was sent at age 13 from Virginia to Essex, where for three years he was indentured to the Essex Tannery. Once free, he worked nearby for a dairy farmer, Caleb Cogswell. Soon, Heberle chose waterfront over farm and . . . Map (db m115439) HM
51Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Chester H. Grant Circle
On Yankee Division Highway (Massachusetts Route 128) at Washington Street (Massachusetts Route 127), on the left when traveling north on Yankee Division Highway.
This Circle Erected by The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1956 Is Dedicated to Honor Chester H. Grant 1897 – 1954 A soldier and devoted citizen who faithfully served his community, state and nation in war and in peace. A . . . Map (db m36316) HM
52Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Coast Guard Aviation Monument
On Western Avenue (Massachusetts Route 127) at Middle Street, on the right when traveling north on Western Avenue.
In Honor of the Men Who Established Coast Guard Aviation In May of 1925 On Ten Pound Island in Gloucester Harbor Home of the First Continuously Operating Coast Guard Air Station Growth in Operations and Aircraft Size Forced a Move To Salem . . . Map (db m36437) HM
53Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — 23 — Dogtown & Babson Builders
On Harbor Loop south of Rogers Street (Massachusetts Route 127), on the left when traveling south.
Born on Middle Street, business theorist and investor Roger Babson hired unemployed stone cutters to inscribe more than two-dozen boulders during the Depression. He hoped that words such as "industry," "initiative," and "integrity" would inspire . . . Map (db m115460) HM
54Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Eastern Point Lighthouse Fog Bell — 1933 - 1969
On Eastern Point Boulevard, 0.6 miles south of Fort Hill Avenue when traveling south.
This bell was used as the fog signal at Eastern Point Light House from June 1933 to Dec 1969. Cast in Chelsea, MA. gold dust was sprinkled in the mold in order to obtain the right tone.Map (db m115484) HM
55Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Gloucester Fishermen's Memorial
On Western Avenue (Massachusetts Route 127) at Babson Court, on the right when traveling north on Western Avenue.
Gloucester Fishermen's Memorial For nearly four centuries the history of Gloucester has been the story of America's greatest fishing port. With this memorial we commemorate the lives and the legacy of those who died at sea while fishing. The . . . Map (db m156491) HM
56Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Memorial
On Western Avenue (Massachusetts Route 127) at Essex Avenue (Massachusetts Route 133), on the right when traveling north on Western Avenue.
Gloucester Fisherman's Wives Memorial Dedicated By The Gloucester Fisherman's Wives Association August 5, 2001 [ inscription around the base of the sculpture ] The Wives, Mothers, Daughters and Sisters of Gloucester Fisherman . . . Map (db m36359) HM
57Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Gloucester Korean – Vietnam Veterans Monument
On Western Avenue (Massachusetts Route 127) at Perkins Road, on the right when traveling north on Western Avenue.
[ bay side ] In Memory Of Korean Veterans June 27 1950 – Jan 31 1955 Dedicated In 1980 By The Citizens Of Gloucester [ land side ] In Memory Of Vietnam Veterans Aug 5 1964 – May 7 1975 Dedicated In . . . Map (db m36435) WM
58Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Gloucester Spanish American War Memorial
On Prospect Street at Pleasant Street when traveling south on Prospect Street.
North facing, front side G. Co. Eighth Regiment Massachusetts Infantry, U.S. Vols. Reviewed by General Maximo Gomez at Matanzas, Cuba, February 20, 1899 Gloucester's sons, one hundred strong answered the nation's call to arms . . . Map (db m75261) WM
59Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Gloucester World War II Merchant Marine Monument
On Western Avenue (Massachusetts Route 127) at Essex Avenue (Massachusetts Route 133), on the right when traveling north on Western Avenue.
With Thanks From The People of Gloucester To Our Sons Who Served As Merchant Mariners 1941 – 1945Map (db m36317) HM
60Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Gloucester World War II Monument
On Western Avenue (Route 127) at Essex Avenue (Massachusetts Route 133), on the left when traveling north on Western Avenue.
[ inscribed around the base of the globe ] We Fought For Freedom Around The World [ plaque on central column ] Gloucester Remembers 1941 – World War II – 1945 The people of Gloucester proudly dedicate this . . . Map (db m36768) HM
61Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — In Honor of Nathaniel Haraden
On Western Avenue (Massachusetts Route 127) at Essex Avenue (Massachusetts Route 133), on the right when traveling north on Western Avenue.
. . . Map (db m36318) HM
62Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — James Babson Farm
On Eastern Avenue (Massachusetts Route 127) 0.5 miles south of Sheehan Terrace, on the right when traveling south.
James Babson Farm Granted by Special Town Act December 23, 1658 James and his mother Isabel were the first Babsons to reach America, arriving in 1632. James' father died on shipboard while crossong. ----------------- Town records show . . . Map (db m36302) HM
63Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Nathaniel Warner Company Monument
Near Western Avenue (Massachusetts Route 127) at Essex Avenue (Massachusetts Route 133), on the right when traveling north.
[ upper plaque ] In Memory of those who fought in the Revolutionary War with the Nathaniel Warner Company and those men and women who helped make this a free and independent nation. Placed by the reactivated Nathaniel Warner . . . Map (db m36354) HM
64Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Planters Neck — 1630-1930
On River Road, on the right when traveling south.
Here in 1630-31 a company from Plymouth, under Abraham Robinson, established a fishing station and built curing stages. For nearly two centuries and a half Annisquam was a fishing and ship-building center.Map (db m48615) HM
65Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Porter Anchor — Circa 1840 — est wt. 2000 lbs —
Near Rogers Street (Massachusetts Route 127) at Hancock Street, on the right when traveling east.
Used by a 500 ton 3-masted sailing ship, 150 ft in length. Salvaged by Capt. Frank Santuccio of the Fishing Vessel Blue Waters on Nov. 22nd, 1963.Map (db m193089) HM
66Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Revolutionary War Memorial
Near Western Avenue (Massachusetts Route 127) at Essex Avenue (Massachusetts Route 133), on the right when traveling north.
In Memory Of The Soldiers and Sailors And All Others Who Rendered Aid to the Cause Of American Independence During the Revolutionary War Erected by Lucy Knox Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Of Gloucester June 17, . . . Map (db m36356) HM
67Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Riverdale Martyrs
On Washington Street (Route 127) at Hodgkins Street, on the left when traveling north on Washington Street.
[South Side of Marker] Riverdale Martyrs In the War Of the Rebellion. 1861-1865 [East Side of Marker] Serg – Benj. H. Griffin, C. 23d Mass. Addison Griffin, I. 23d Mass. Abraham Day, Jr. G. 23d Mass. . . . Map (db m24020) HM
68Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Riverdale World War II Monument
On Washington Street (Massachusetts Route 127) at Gee Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Washington Street.
[ front ] Honor Roll ----------- In Honor Of Those Who Answered Their Country's Call [ plaque on back ] Riverdale Honors Her Sons and Daughters Who Served In World War II Meyer Abrahams • Sidney Abrahams . . . Map (db m36441) HM
69Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — 16 — Rocky Neck
On Rogers Street (Massachusetts Route 127) at Parsons Street, on the right when traveling east on Rogers Street.
“There were no galleries in those days and no one ever expected to sell a picture, so you weren’t interested in making it. You were only interested in actually being a good artist… And, of course, you didn’t need as much money. I remember . . . Map (db m115465) HM
70Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — 6 — Salting Fish
On Rogers Street (Massachusetts Route 127) at Porter Street, on the right when traveling east on Rogers Street.
“In Its heyday as a salt fish producer; Gorton's… kept dozens of wharves and acres of flake yards busy with the unloading, filleting, salting, drying, boning, cutting, grinding, smoking, boxing, packaging, and canning of the millions upon . . . Map (db m115459) HM
71Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Samuel de Champlain — 1630 - 1930
On Rocky Neck Avenue, on the left when traveling south.
In September, 1606, Samuel de Champlain landed at Rocky Neck in what is now Gloucester Harbor, to caulk his shallop, and made an accurate chart of the harbor which he called Le Beauport.Map (db m48686) HM
72Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — 31 — Samuel Sawyer
On Warren Street at Dale Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Warren Street.
Samuel Sawyer was a great Gloucester philanthropist. A very successful ship owner and merchant, Mr. Sawyer donated Gloucester's City Hall clock and bell. He bought up woodlots to preserve the 600-acre Ravenswood Park. He founded the City's first . . . Map (db m115426) HM
73Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Settlement of Cape Ann — 1630-1930
On Hough Avenue.
On this site in 1623 the Dorchester Adventurers founded the nucleus of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and fishing industry. Here Roger Conant averted bloodshed between two factions contending for a fishing stage, a notable example of arbitration in . . . Map (db m48614) HM
74Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Solomon Jacobs Landing & Park
On Harbor Loop south of Rogers Street (Massachusetts Route 127), on the right when traveling south.
"King of the Mackerel Killers" Solomon Jacobs Landing & Park were named for Captain Solomon Jacobs, who fished in the early 1900s. A native of Newfoundland, he was known as the "King of the Mackerel Killers" for his ability to land huge . . . Map (db m115472) HM
75Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Stacy Esplanade
On Western Avenue (Massachusetts Route 127) at Essex Avenue (Massachusetts Route 133), on the right when traveling north on Western Avenue.
Stacy Esplanade Is the Result of a Wish Conceived By His Parents and Fulfilled by Their Son George O. Stacy Keenly Alive to the Beauty Of Gloucester Harbor He Desired to Bring to Its Shores A Corresponding Beauty This Tablet is a . . . Map (db m36360) HM
76Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Stage Fort Fisherman's Field
Near Western Avenue (Massachusetts Route 127) at Essex Avenue (Massachusetts Route 133), on the right when traveling north.
Stage Fort Fisherman's Field Oldest Defenses in the Mass. Bay Colony. Thrown up in 1625 by Capt. John Hewest. Occupied in King Philips War 1675 and in King Georges War 1743. Companies under Capt. John McCaw and Capt. John Lane stationed here during . . . Map (db m36355) HM
77Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Ten Pound Island Lighthouse
On Western Avenue (Massachusetts Route 127) at Middle Street, on the right when traveling north on Western Avenue.
Before you stretches Ten Pound Island. In 1821 a lighthouse was built on the island to safely direct sailing ships into Gloucester Harbor. Some of America's greatest works of art were painted by Winslow Homer while staying at the keeper's house in . . . Map (db m36436) HM
78Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Ward Seven World War II Monument
On Washington Street (Massachusetts Route 127) at Brierwood Street, on the right when traveling north on Washington Street.
In Honor Of Those Who Served In World War II From Ward Seven These Our Dead From Ward 7, WW II Robert J. Hodgen   A.F. • Robert W. Seppala   A.F. • William Lee   M.M. • John A. Filfalt   M.M. • James M. Tarr   M.M. • Roy M. Nickerson   . . . Map (db m36440) HM
79Massachusetts, Essex County, Hamilton — The Covered Wagon — 1630 - 1930
On Bay Road (Alternate Massachusetts Route 1), on the right when traveling south.
On December 3, 1787, the first covered wagon to leave Massachusetts for the west set forth from this spot arriving the next spring in the northwest territory and founding Marietta, Ohio.Map (db m47272) HM
80Massachusetts, Essex County, Haverhill — Pentucket-Haverhill — 1630 - 1930
On Mill Street, 0.1 miles south of Hope Street, on the right when traveling south.
On this spot the Indians signed a deed granting Pentucket, now Haverhill, to the white settlers for three pounds ten shillings. The original deed dated November 15, 1642, is now in possession of the Haverhill Historical Society.Map (db m47862) HM
81Massachusetts, Essex County, Ipswich — Agawam - Ipswich — 1630 - 1930
On Country Road (Massachusetts Route 133) at Ward Street, on the right when traveling north on Country Road.
Among the founders and early residents of Ipswich - 1630 - were John Winthrop, Junior, scientist and industrial pioneer; Nathaniel Ward, lawmaker and wit; Richard Bellingham and Richard Saltonstall, magistrates who defended popular rights; . . . Map (db m47556) HM
82Massachusetts, Essex County, Ipswich — Brig Falconer Memorial
On High Street at Short Street on High Street.
The Brig Falconer was wrecked on Ipswich Beach December 17, 1847. Seventeen of the passengers and crew were lost. Twelve lie buried here in one common grave. Thomas Shaw, and his wife • Julia Laskin • Margaret Hennesy • Howard Fling • Peter . . . Map (db m107994) HM
83Massachusetts, Essex County, Ipswich — Gen. James Appleton Memorial
On County Road.
Gen. James Appleton born Feb 14, 1783 died Aug 25, 1863. A Patriot, a Philanthropist and a Christian. He served his County, his Fellow men and his God by laboring for the emancipation of the American Slave.Map (db m107993) HM WM
84Massachusetts, Essex County, Ipswich — Ipswich Massachusetts Village Green Memorial
On S. Main Street at S. Village Green, in the median on S. Main Street.
Side 1 A few rods east of this spot were the dwelling and school house of Ezekiel Cheever first master of the Grammar School 1650-1661. In the east side of the common was the home of Rev. Nathaniel Ward 1634 Minister of Ipswich 1637 . . . Map (db m97170) HM WM
85Massachusetts, Essex County, Ipswich — Ipswich Massachusetts War Memorial
On South Main Street, on the left when traveling south.
To all those who served their country 1775 Revolutionary War 1781 1812 War of 1812 1812 1861 Civil War 1865 1898 Spanish American War 1898 1899 Campaign Era 1917 1917 World War I 1918 1941 World War II 1945 1950 Korean Conflict . . . Map (db m97169) WM
86Massachusetts, Essex County, Ipswich — Masconomet Sagamore of the Agawams
Near Sagamore Hill, on the right when traveling east.
Traditional Grave Site Indians of Agawam Masconomet Sagamore of the Agawams Died March 6 1658Map (db m37259) HM
87Massachusetts, Essex County, Ipswich — Pillow Lace — 1630 - 1930
On High Street, on the right when traveling west.
From the date of its settlement by John Winthrop and twelve associates, 1630, Agawam (Ipswich) was the seat of pillow lace making, by 1790 the annual production was 41,979 yards. This craft continued until the introduction of lace machinery.Map (db m47920) HM
88Massachusetts, Essex County, Ipswich — Revolution of 1689 — 1630 - 1930
On North Main Street.
Here on August 23, 1687, the citizens of Ipswich, led by the Reverend John Wise, denounced the levey of taxes by the arbirary government of Sir Edmund Andros, and from their protest sprang the American revolution of 1689Map (db m47594) HM
89Massachusetts, Essex County, Lynn — Lynn — 1630-1930
On Broad Street (Massachusetts Route 1A) at Nahant Street, on the right when traveling west on Broad Street.
The Indian region called Saugus, settled 1629 by people from the Puritan colony at Salem, named for Lynn Regis in England, 1637. First place in North America to make boots and shoes for export.Map (db m48071) HM
90Massachusetts, Essex County, Lynn — Lynn Veterans Memorial
Near Salix Avenue.
. . . Map (db m88884) WM
91Massachusetts, Essex County, Lynn — Lynn World War I Memorial
Near Boston Street.
To the memory of all who served our country in the World War Erected by the City of Lynn 1937Map (db m85819) WM
92Massachusetts, Essex County, Lynn — War Memorial Honor Roll — Lynn Essex County Massachusetts
On Western Avenue (Massachusetts Route 107) at Breed Square, on the left on Western Avenue.
In honor of the men and women of Ward Six who served in World War II and dedicated to those who made the supreme sacrifice to God and country Their memory perpetuated by the McDonaugh Square Associates 1941-1945 Reverse side of memorial, 2 rows . . . Map (db m97369) WM
93Massachusetts, Essex County, Marblehead — Agnes Surriage Well — 1630 - 1930
On Orne Street at Fountain Inn Lane, on the right when traveling north on Orne Street.
Belonging to the Fountain Inn, where Sir Harry Frankland, collector of the Port of Boston, while supervising the erection of Fort Sewall, met Agnes Surriage in 1742. Agnes, a poor fisherman's daughter, later became Lady Frankland and returned with . . . Map (db m47951) HM
94Massachusetts, Essex County, Marblehead — Bailey's Head
On Orne Street at Pond Street, on the right when traveling north on Orne Street.
This hill was formerly known as Bailey's Head. During the Revolution and the War of 1812, it was used as a fortification, Fort Washington, manned by local citizens with help if needed from the Lafayette Guards and the Marblehead Light Infantry. . . . Map (db m36617) HM
95Massachusetts, Essex County, Marblehead — Fort Sewall
Near Front Street at Fort Sewall Terrace, on the right when traveling north.
[ left panel ] Welcome – You Are Entering Fort Sewall Marblehead Massachusetts Fort Sewall is a unique earthwork fortification positioned to defend Marblehead for over three centuries. In 1644 the provincial government granted . . . Map (db m36601) HM
96Massachusetts, Essex County, Marblehead — Fort Sewall
Near Front Street at Fort Sewall Terrace, on the right when traveling north.
Fort Sewall Marblehead Massachusetts Marblehead, founded in 1629, has always been a famous seaport – for fishing, foreign trade, boat building, sail making and yachting. Local sailors have been champions in world competitions, the America's . . . Map (db m36608) HM
97Massachusetts, Essex County, Marblehead — Fort Sewall — 1630 - 1930
On Front Street at Fort Sewall Terrace, on the right when traveling north on Front Street.
Built in 1742 for defence (sic) against French cruisers. U.S.S. "Constitution" sought shelter under the fort's guns when chased by H.M.S. "Tenedos" and "Endymion" April 3, 1814. Named after Samuel Sewall of Marblehead, Chief Justice of . . . Map (db m47952) HM
98Massachusetts, Essex County, Marblehead — Fort Sewall Site Plan
Near Front Street at Fort Sewall Terrace, on the right when traveling north.
Fort Sewall Site Plan Legend A   Kitchen B   Guard Room C   Store Room D   Dungeon E   Magazine F   Temporary Magazine The bomb-proof headquarters, covered with several feet of earth, consists of four rooms (left to right): . . . Map (db m36603) HM
99Massachusetts, Essex County, Marblehead — Gen. Casimir Pulaski
Near Front Street at Fort Sewall Terrace, on the right when traveling north.
Gen. Casimir Pulaski Arrived in Salem Harbor at Fort Sewall Marblehead July 23, 1777 Revolutionary War Hero Polish and American Patriot Died in Battle at Savannah, GA October 11, 1779 Erected 1989 Polish American Congress . . . Map (db m36605) HM WM
100Massachusetts, Essex County, Marblehead — Huzzah! for "Old Ironsides"
Near Front Street at Fort Sewall Terrace, on the right when traveling north.
Huzzah! For "Old Ironsides" Marblehead citizens have embraced USS Constitution on three historic visits: 3 April 1814 when beneath the guns of Fort Sewall she found refuge from an overwhelming British force 29-31 July 1931 when under . . . Map (db m36606) HM

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