“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Nantucket County, Massachusetts

Clickable Map of Nantucket 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> Nantucket County, MA (12) Dukes County, MA (44)  NantucketCounty(12) Nantucket County (12)  DukesCounty(44) Dukes County (44)
Nantucket is the county seat for Nantucket County
Adjacent to Nantucket County, Massachusetts
      Dukes County (44)  
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1 Massachusetts, Nantucket County, Nantucket — "Town’s Meridian Line"…
…runs from this (Northern) Meridian Stone to the Southern Stone, 289.2 feet up Fair Street. William Mitchell (1791-1869), Cashier of the Pacific Bank, astronomer and surveyor, father of Maria Mitchell (1818-1889), erected these Stones in 1840 to . . . Map (db m184991) HM
2 Massachusetts, Nantucket County, Nantucket — Desert Shield And Desert Storm Memorial1990 - 1991
In grateful tribute to those Nantucketers who served in the “Desert Shield” and “Desert Storm” Operations in the Middle East 1990 - 1991 Map (db m185095) WM
3 Massachusetts, Nantucket County, Nantucket — Korean Conflict, World War I, and Vietnam Era Memorial
In grateful tribute to the men and women of Nantucket who honorably served their country during the following periods Korean Conflict 1950 - 1955 World War I 1917 - 1918 Vietnam Era . . . Map (db m185097) WM
4 Massachusetts, Nantucket County, Nantucket — Mitchell House
Birthplace of Maria Mitchell 1818 - 1889 America’s First Woman Astronomer Map (db m184968) HM
5 Massachusetts, Nantucket County, Nantucket — Nantucket Civil War Monument
(Side 1) Eternal Honor To The Sons Of Nantucket Who, By Land And Sea Gave Their Lives To Preserve A United County 1861 — 1865 (Side 2) John F. Barnard • George C. Coffin • Benjamin Smith • Augustus D. Briggs • . . . Map (db m185276) WM
6 Massachusetts, Nantucket County, Nantucket — Nantucket World War II Monument
In grateful tribute to those who served their country in World War II Army Anastos George C • Anderson Leroy E • Ayers Lawrence J • Barrett Richard C • Barrett Robert M • Barrett Walter S • Barrows John J Jr. • Bennett Edward S . . . Map (db m191562) WM
7 Massachusetts, Nantucket County, Nantucket — R.H. Macy
. . . Map (db m185088) HM
8 Massachusetts, Nantucket County, Nantucket — Sankaty Head Geology
If you were on this spot 23,000 years ago you'd be facing a sloping wall of ice--a massive glacier was 1000 miles away in Northern Canada. Two lobes of that Laurentide Ice Sheet, the Cape Cod Boy Lobe to the west and the South Channel Lobe to the . . . Map (db m179352) HM
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9 Massachusetts, Nantucket County, Nantucket — Sankaty Head LighthouseEstablished 1850
1789 President George Washington signs into law the creation of the U.S. Lighthouse Establishment under the first Secretary of Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. 1807 Congress establishes the U.S. Coastal Survey. 1842-1845 . . . Map (db m179350) HM
10 Massachusetts, Nantucket County, Nantucket — The Wreck of the H.P. Kirkham
Dangerous shoals, left behind by glaciers, lie to the east of this spot. On the night of January 20th, 1892 the Rose and Crown Shoal became the final resting place of the H.P. Kirkham. Bound for New York, the freight-laden schooner from Nova . . . Map (db m177438) HM
11 Massachusetts, Nantucket County, Nantucket — Thomas Turner Square
Thomas Turner a son of Nantucket served on the ship Bon Homme Richard killed in action with H.M.S. Serapis September 23, 1779 This tablet is placed by the Society of the Sons of the Revolution In The Commonwealth of . . . Map (db m185019) HM
12 Massachusetts, Nantucket County, Nantucket, Wauwinet — Great Point Light
Rededicated September 6, 1986 This is a restoration of Historic Great Point Light destroyed by a raging storm on March 29, 1984. It was situated 800 feet east of this site. The rubblestone tower, lantern house, entry shelter and spiral staircase . . . Map (db m3814) HM
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Dec. 1, 2023