Historical Markers and War Memorials in Athol, Massachusetts
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Athol is in Worcester County
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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
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