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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bernardston, Massachusetts

 
Clickable Map of Franklin 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 Franklin County, MA (49) Berkshire County, MA (149) Hampshire County, MA (64) Worcester County, MA (340) Cheshire County, NH (46) Bennington County, VT (63) Windham County, VT (67)  FranklinCounty(49) Franklin County (49)  BerkshireCounty(149) Berkshire County (149)  HampshireCounty(64) Hampshire County (64)  WorcesterCounty(340) Worcester County (340)  CheshireCountyNew Hampshire(46) Cheshire County (46)  BenningtonCountyVermont(63) Bennington County (63)  WindhamCounty(67) Windham County (67)
Greenfield is the county seat for Franklin County
Bernardston is in Franklin County
      Franklin County (49)  
ADJACENT TO FRANKLIN COUNTY
      Berkshire County (149)  
      Hampshire County (64)  
      Worcester County (340)  
      Cheshire County, New Hampshire (46)  
      Bennington County, Vermont (63)  
      Windham County, Vermont (67)  
 
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1Massachusetts (Franklin County), Bernardston — Bernardston Veterans Monument
Dedicated To The Bernardston Men And Women Who Have Served Their Country Honorably (left panel) French and Indian Wars 1744-55 Alger, Waitstill • Wells, Joshua • Bolton, John • Smith, Noah • Chapin, Hezekiah • Sheldon, Elijah . . . Map (db m98189) WM
2Massachusetts (Franklin County), Bernardston — Burke Fort1630 - 1930
Six rods easterly stood Burke Fort the first and largest, and also the first building in Fall Town. Built in 1738/39 by John Burke it was six rods square and contained eight houses. Fifty persons took shelter here during the old French and Indian . . . Map (db m48254) HM
3Massachusetts (Franklin County), Bernardston — Connable Fort1630 - 1930
Site of the second fort and building in Fall Town, erected in 1739 by Samuel Connable. Its original timbers are still in the house on a knoll to the northwest.Map (db m48774) HM
4Massachusetts (Franklin County), Bernardston — Deacon Ebenezer Sheldon's Fort1630 - 1930
The Lieutenant's son Ebenezer, later deacon of the church and first town treasurer, built a fort ten rods east of here in 1740/41. It was unsuccessfully attacked by Indians in 1746 during King George's War.Map (db m48777) HM
5Massachusetts (Franklin County), Bernardston — Lieut. Ebenezer Sheldon's Fort1630 - 1930
Built in 1740 on this site. The first Proprietor's Meeting in Fall Town was held here in 1741. The Lieutenant's son Eliakim was shot by Indians in 1747 while working west of the fort walls.Map (db m48011) HM
 
 
 
 
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Oct. 4, 2022