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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Athol, Massachusetts
Location of Athol, Massachusetts
▶ Worcester County (234) ▶ Franklin County (42) ▶ Hampden County (100) ▶ Hampshire County (19) ▶ Middlesex County (272) ▶ Norfolk County (80) ▶ Tolland County, Connecticut (103) ▶ Windham County, Connecticut (77) ▶ Cheshire County, New Hampshire (45) ▶ Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (36) ▶ Providence County, Rhode Island (161)
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|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 1957 — — Map (db m138909) HM|
|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 Saratoga — — Map (db m73185) HM|
|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 Canada — — Map (db m135865) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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 roads — — Map (db m136394) HM|
|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 1830-33 — — Map (db m136391) HM|
|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|
|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 keeper — — Map (db m136392) HM|
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| 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|