A mill dam was first built on this site in 1746. About 1799, William White, Sr. built a stone water-powered cotton mill for himself and three of his sons, Phineas, William and Benjamin. That mill, one of the earliest in the country, burned down . . . — — Map (db m16723) HM
Freetown Honor Roll
1917 — 1918
★Chester D. Heath ★Preston R. Mawhinney
James F. Allen · John F. Allen · Norman Allen · James C. Archer · Karl J. Ashley · Charles H. Babbitt · Herbert W. Babbitt · William H. Borden · Robert . . . — — Map (db m208888) WM
Erected in Honor of
Alfred Johnson, U.S.N.
John B. Morin, U.S.M.C.
The first from Attleboro
to die in action
World War II
November 15, 1942
In the South Pacific area
December 15, 1942
On Guadalcanal Island
Dedicated to . . . — — Map (db m59281) HM
Everett Southworth Horton
Born June 15th 1836 - Died June 3 1911
Major Everett Southworth Horton was born in Attleborough Mass. on June 15, 1836. He attended public schools until the age of sixteen, when he began working in his father's . . . — — Map (db m65896) WM
In Honor of
Russell K. Garland Pvt. November 14, 1944
Louis J. Muccio Pfc. September 16th 1944
Who died in the service of their country. They stand in th unbroken line of patriots Who have dared to die that freedom may live, and grow, and . . . — — Map (db m59939) HM
For the men of Attleboro who gave their lives in the service of their country in Vietnam
Joseph E. Nimiroski 12/18/65 • Richard C. Glidden 02/13/67 • Robert E. Burns 05/13/67 • Gary F. Flynn 09/13/67 • Francis M. Driscoll 02/29/68 • Joseph E. . . . — — Map (db m66249) WM
For thirty six years (1647-1683) prominent in the affairs of the town of Rehoboth: representing the town in the house of deputies in the Plymouth Colony: when these lands were bought from Wamsutta Chief Sachem of the Wampanoags (1661) he was active . . . — — Map (db m57929) HM
In memory of the citizens of Attleboro who died in service to their country 1950 The Korean War 1953 Donald S. Brander Henry V. Camira John Fernandes Armand A. Frigon Donald F. Givens Arthur J. LaPorte Douglas P. Miner Bradford E. Tyndall You . . . — — Map (db m66250) WM
In Honor of the Employees of the
L.G. Balfour Company
Who Served in the Armed Forces of
The United States During World War II
In Memory of Those Who Made
The Supreme Sacrifice — — Map (db m70336) WM
Keeping faithful watch, this revered image of Mary has stood at the entrance to LaSalette Seminary (formerly Attleboro Springs Sanatorium),welcoming generations of brothers, priests, seminarians, pilgrims and visitors, inviting all still to submit . . . — — Map (db m55904) HM
Major Thomas J. Deegan Memorial Bridge
Dedicated November 11, 1963
Major Thomas J Deegan, United States Air Force, Born August 1, 1925 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, who, in the service of his country, sacrificed his life to spare the lives of . . . — — Map (db m65897) WM
To Perpetuate the memory of the Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in this Old Kirk Yard
William Balcom •
Jacob Balkom •
Hezekiah Bishop •
Zephanian Bishop •
Zephanian Bishop Jr •
Daniel Blanding •
Noah Blanding •
Darius Briggs • . . . — — Map (db m57933) HM
In honor of the Hebronville Men and Women who served their country in World War II and in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice.
Let all who come after see that they shall not be forgotten. — — Map (db m92195) WM
The images carved into the granite represent prisoners of war, armed forces missing in action, and the victims of the attack on America. The granite for the memorial was quarried in PA. The granite was carved and polished in VT. The millwheel weighs . . . — — Map (db m66252) WM
The family of Dr. James M. Solomon is buried here. An obelisk, where the names of the family members are listed, is in the burial yard. The earliest known burial was 1836. Dr. Solomon was the founder of Solomon Sanitarium which was located at the . . . — — Map (db m85875) HM
Left column In honor of our fallen in the Great War 1914-1918 Ruth Holden Albert H. Allen Cyrill M. Angell Harry Attarian Elmer G. Baker Charlton M. Bliss Peter Boivin Harry L. Boyce Earle I. Brown Percy E. Cobb Arthur N. Crosby Leroy C. Estee . . . — — Map (db m66255) WM
Dedicated to the memory of Lewis Harry Mullaney and Harry Lewis Mullaney, twin brothers, who gave their lives in the service of their country in World War II.
PFC Lewis Harry Mullaney entered the armed forces on July 18, 1942, he went overseas . . . — — Map (db m57928) HM
Center podium - Attleboro Veterans Memorial Common Dedicated May 28, 1992 Flagpole - Rededication of the War Memorial Flagpole by the family of Joseph E. Nimiroski in honor of all Attleboro Veterans Column 1 - World War I Column 2 - World War II . . . — — Map (db m66256) WM
This memorial statue is dedicated to Medal of Honor recipient Private David Lewis Gifford Company B, 4th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry and all Dartmouth residents who served in the Civil War. 1861-1865. — — Map (db m95017) HM
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. . . . — — Map (db m66342) HM
Dedicated in Honor and Memory of
Those from the Town of Freetown
Who served their country
1941 World War II 1945
Alves, Napoleon A. · Arnold, George R. · Ashley, Edson W. · ★Ashley, Edward W. · Ashley, Emerson · Ashley, Frank H. . . . — — Map (db m208884) WM
An ancient Indian trail. The Post Road between Massachusetts Bay and Narragansett Bay.
The first highway in Easton.
The Old Bay Road Historical District
Recorded in the National Register of Historic Places
U.S. Department of Interior . . . — — Map (db m56302) HM
In Memory of
Historian, Author, and Fire Chief
Donald R. Bernard
1932 - 1993
Who led Revolutionary and
Civil War Re-enactments on
this site. His efforts brought
awareness of the significant
role the area . . . — — Map (db m88205)
In May 1775, British General Gage, bottled up in Boston Harbor after the Battle of Concord and Lexington in 1775, sent the HMS Falcon to Martha's Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands in search of food and supplies. Two of the . . . — — Map (db m86947) HM
1775 - First naval encounter of American Revolution.
1778 - Captured and destroyed by the British.
1812 - Repelled British attempt at capture.
1861 - Manned by Federal troops in defense of this harbor. — — Map (db m88055) HM
The fortress structures of Fort Phoenix remaining today are the parapet, built before the Civil War, and the gunpowder magazine, completed in 1865. The Civil War era officer's quarters and barracks were destroyed by fire in 1918.
The shape and . . . — — Map (db m88105) HM
Erected in Memory of
Major Israel Fearing
the Ardent Patriot and
On the 7th day of September 1778
the British troops landed from
their ships in the bay for the . . . — — Map (db m88084) HM
Taken from the British at Nassau 1777, by Colonial ship of war Alfred - Placed on Fort Phoenix Recaptured by British and left on the fort spiked, and with trunions knocked off - Afterwards mounted in Union street for village defense. Placed here . . . — — Map (db m88106) HM
Built his first studio in 1851 on this site.
The Fairhaven native achieved international fame
as a lecturer and an Arctic painter.
Queen Victoria commissioned Bradford . . . — — Map (db m86796) HM
On the 11th of September 2001, at approximately 8:30 am, an attack began against several points in the United States. By 2:00 pm that day, both towers of the World Trade Center were destroyed. A fire was raging in a . . . — — Map (db m85866) WM
His explorations and scientific accomplishments dispelled the legend of the tenebrous sea, beaconed the ocean route to India and opened the gateway of the Atlantic to the American continent.
This monument in his honor marks the eighth centennial . . . — — Map (db m1617) HM
Deposited on this spot during
the glacial period ages ago.
Unique in its tilting feature,
It is recognized as of great
historic and scientific interest.
Preserved by the public in the year 1930 — — Map (db m218829) HM
This 38,030 pound manganese-bronze propeller was manufactured at Philadelphia Navy Yard and was removed from Battleship Massachusetts during her 1998-1999 drydocking. It is one of four. When turning at 185 revolutions per minute, they propelled the . . . — — Map (db m33075) HM
Graciously donated to the Citizens of Mansfield in 1917 by
Walter M. Lowney
1855 - 1921
Internationally known candy manufacturer
Founder and president of the Walter M. Lowney Company
He was . . . — — Map (db m159211) HM
Mansfield Bell of Freedom Dedicated on Veterans Day, November 11, 2019 This Bell was made by Meneely & Company of West Troy, N.Y. in 1889, weighs approximately 1,000 pounds, stands three feet tall and three feet wide at the base.
The . . . — — Map (db m160009) WM
Here in the old red brick school house was held the first service of worship by the Mansfield Congregational Church May 20, 1828
This tablet was placed in memory of that service
May 20, 1963 — — Map (db m58178) HM
1941 World War II 1945
In memory of these comrades
who gave their lives so that
Liberty shall not perish
from the Earth
Merrill V Arnold • Edward F Bessom • Mariano P Carneval • Angelo Cataloni • Ramie D Chavaree • Clinton A Davison . . . — — Map (db m158696) WM
September 11, 2001
Shanksville, PA New York, NY Washington, DC
Remembering a day when terror struck, bravery was defined and a country united. For those who were lost, for those who lost family and friends. For those protecting our . . . — — Map (db m158669) HM WM
The Purple Heart Medal Was Originated by General George Washington, Commander-In-Chief Of The Continental Army By Order from His Newburgh, New York Headquarters On August 7, 1782 For Distinguished Valor And Designated As The Badge Of Military . . . — — Map (db m158290) HM WM
Docked across from you (when not at sea as a sail training and education vessel), Ernestina is one of the oldest wooden sailing vessels afloat. The ship is also one of the last surviving Gloucester fishing schooners, one of only two remaining . . . — — Map (db m86768) HM
Threatened by demolition because it was in the path of the Route 18 extension, this Greek Revival style home was moved by WHALE to this once-vacant lot in 1979 and sold to owners who restored it. — — Map (db m107413) HM
A fine example of late 19th century commercial architecture, this warehouse was erected in front of the Andrew Robeson mansion and housed an auction business selling everything from antique furniture to ships. WHALE acquired the . . . — — Map (db m107415) HM
For many Cape Verde Islanders, the New bedford
wharf area was the first view of America. At the height
of immegration between 1900 and 1921, more than
a dozen packet boats ran between Cape Verde
and New Bedford, the main port of entry. Packet . . . — — Map (db m86766) HM
Paul Cuffe (1759-1817) was a sea captain, merchant, philanthropist, community leader, civil rights advocate and abolitionist. The son of an African father and Native American mother, Cuffe was born on the island of Cuttyhunk, off the coast of New . . . — — Map (db m77465) HM
Captain Paul Cuffe
Paul Cuffe (1759-1817) was a sea captain, merchant, philanthropist, community leader, civil rights advocate and abolitionist.
Here are some significant details about his life.
Westport, MA: site of the . . . — — Map (db m77468) HM
Cuffe sought support in London from the African Institution - a group that was committed "to stimulating trade with Africa, without itself trading, to promote African education and improved farming methods, and to be a . . . — — Map (db m86901) HM
The view down Centre Street has changed little over the years, and no street in New Bedford served the whaling industry longer. Little finery can be seen in the facades of these buildings, for this was a working waterfront, where utility overrode . . . — — Map (db m58182) HM
Near this spot, in February 1863, a recruiting office opened to enlist men for the first black regiment authorized to fight for the Union cause. The men who volunteered here formed Company C of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts.
If captured, . . . — — Map (db m84070) HM
Text on the Bronze Plaque
Near this Site
was located the shipyard of
Colonel George Claghorn
Builder of U.S. Frigate Constitution
and Ship Rebecca the first whaler
to double Cape Horn.
His service in the . . . — — Map (db m86782) HM
On this site in 1936, Cape Verdean and Portuguese dockworkers formed Locals 1413 and 1465 of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA). Prior to organizing, these dockworkers were chosen daily, based only on their physical ability, and had . . . — — Map (db m1614) HM
Text on Front side of Monument:
Dedicated as a Tribute
sturdy whalemen who early won fame
for New Bedford
and their successors who,
inheriting ideals and resourcefulness
gave to the city new prominence . . . — — Map (db m86677)
In 1840, the Army Board of Engineers met in Boston to plan a defense for the Atlantic Coast. New Bedford was considered important because of its fine harbor and industrial base. Major R. Delafield, (considered the "Father of American Seacoast . . . — — Map (db m198211) HM
As you gaze across Water Street toward the eight-pillar institution, compare closely what you see in the photograph with what stands here today. Built in 1831, the building was designed by architect Russell Warren. For 61 years the . . . — — Map (db m58192) HM
A one-industry whaling town before the Civil War, New Bedford became a one-industry textile town afterward. Cotton bales and coal, both bound for the city's new textile mills, began to replace oil casks on New Bedford wharves.
Oil casks . . . — — Map (db m86731) HM
The boats you see in the harbor today are mostly commercial fishing vessels - primarily draggers and scallopers; the whaling barks of the past have long since vanished. By the 1930s, just as whaling faded and the textile industry fled to the . . . — — Map (db m86680) HM
During the Civil War many of the black men who enlisted at a recruiting office near this spot were mustered into Company C of the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Among these recruits was New Bedford’s Sergeant William H. Carney. . . . — — Map (db m84071) HM
Born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1800, Lewis Temple established himself as a blacksmith on the New Bedford waterfront by 1836.
Temple manufactured his first toggle-iron in 1848. Its fastening power revolutionized the catching of whales. The . . . — — Map (db m1616) HM
Text on Upper Front (East) Side of Memorial:
Lost Lightship Sailors Memorial
This Memorial created in Memory of
All Lightship Sailors lost in performance of duties
Inspired by Harold Flagg, LV 73 . . . — — Map (db m86786) HM
Making Room-During the days when New Bedford dominated the whaling trade, 10,000 seamen were required to sail the fleet. Pacific islanders, New England farm boys, Cape Verdeans, Portuguese from the Azores, Wampanoag Indians, and immigrants from . . . — — Map (db m77467) HM
On the other side of the Bourne Counting House, the granite building in front of you, is Merrill's Wharf, completed in 1847. The wharf then was the longest in New Bedford port. Built by Edward Merrill for an expanding whaling fleet, this wharf . . . — — Map (db m86733) HM
This building possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.
Nathan and Polly Johnson, prominent African American abolitionists, sheltered escaped slaves in this underground railroad "station." It . . . — — Map (db m97070) HM
Has been designated a registered National Historic Landmark
Under the provisions of the historic sites act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States — — Map (db m58196) HM
In 1915, in the waning light of whaling's final decade, Emily Howland Bourne financed the construction of a museum building to honor her whaling merchant father, Jonathan Bourne, Jr. This marked the first steadfast effort to preserve New . . . — — Map (db m86657) HM
(Marker on the left side of the door) “In the same New Bedford there stands a whaleman’s chapel and few are the moody fisherman, shortly bound for the Indian or Pacific Oceans who failed to make a Sunday visit to this spot.” Moby . . . — — Map (db m95382) HM
The outward appearance of the brick and brownstone building diagonally in front of you has changed little over the years. However, the signs identifying the ownership and use of the structure have changed repeatedly. It was originally built as a . . . — — Map (db m62358) HM
Change of Address
Andrew Robeson, whaling merchant and steadfast abolitionist, built this Federal-style house in 1821 on a lot on North Second Street, diagonally behind you. The estate, with its conservatory, gardens, surrounding elm trees, . . . — — Map (db m77505) HM
Wealth with a Conscience
Early whaling merchants lived in elegant houses along this street. But by the time Benjamin Rodman built this Federal style home in 1821, many of his wealthy friends were moving uphill away from this shoreside . . . — — Map (db m76980) HM
Home Away from the Sea
Whaling men spent much of their lives at sea. The ship was their home. Back in port, most of the poor, unskilled sailors knew no one in New Bedford and were essentially homeless until the next voyage.
In 1850 the . . . — — Map (db m58197) HM
Saving Mariners' Souls
After months at sea, many whaling men were unable to resist the temptations of this port city. In 1832, the New Bedford Port Society for the Moral Improvement of Seamen opened this mariners' chapel "to protect the rights . . . — — Map (db m58199) HM
In 1839 this Greek Revival building opened its doors to the public, not as the library it is today, but as New Bedford's town hall. When the growing town reached city size in 1847 the granite building became City Hall. Vendors sold produce and meats . . . — — Map (db m198215) HM
Trial by Fire-During the early hours of January 18, 1977, gas leaked from a cracked main into the cellar of O’Malley’s Tavern, located near where you are now standing. New Bedford had suffered two straight days of record-setting cold in an overall . . . — — Map (db m62389) HM
Twentieth-Century Whaling-As New Bedford’s whaling industry declined in the 19th century, more than a dozen other nations began hunting whales using “modern” Norwegian methods, with fast, steam-powered vessels and heavy-gauge harpoon . . . — — Map (db m62387) HM
185 entries matched your criteria. The first 100 are listed above. The final 85 ⊳