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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Duxbury, Massachusetts

 
Clickable Map of Plymouth 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 Plymouth County, MA (124) Barnstable County, MA (217) Bristol County, MA (143) Norfolk County, MA (80) Suffolk County, MA (221)  PlymouthCounty(124) Plymouth County (124)  BarnstableCounty(217) Barnstable County (217)  BristolCounty(143) Bristol County (143)  NorfolkCounty(80) Norfolk County (80)  SuffolkCounty(221) Suffolk County (221)
Location of Duxbury, Massachusetts
    Plymouth County (124)
    Barnstable County (217)
    Bristol County (143)
    Norfolk County (80)
    Suffolk County (221)
 
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1Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Duxbury — America's Oldest Maintained Cemetery
Myles Standish Burying ground is the oldest maintained cemetery in the United States. This sacred ground has been cared for by the town of Duxbury Massachusetts, and takes its name from Myles Standish, military leader of the Plymouth colony who was . . . Map (db m56227) HM
2Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Duxbury — Captain Myles Standish
Capt. Myles Standish. (c. 1584 - October 3, 1656) was one of the passengers aboard the Mayflower, arriving in Plymouth Colony in the late-fall of 1620. Little is known of his early life and career. He was most likely raised in . . . Map (db m147415) HM
3Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Duxbury — Ezra Weston
1764-1857 Ezra Weston “King Caesar” and descendants Homestead ropewalk & wharf 1840 Largest ship owners in AmericaMap (db m147477) HM
4Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Duxbury — Homestead of Captain Myles Standish
Site of the homestead of Captain Myles Standish the military leader of Plymouth ColonyMap (db m149524) HM
5Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Duxbury — Memorial Stones of John and Priscilla AldenGravestone of Captain Jonathan Alden
Capt. John Alden, Sr. (c. 1599 - September 12, 1687) was a crew member aboard the Mayflower and arrived in Plymouth Colony in the late-fall of 1620. It is believed that he was from the Alden family of Harwich, England, homeport of the Mayflower. . . . Map (db m159950) HM
6Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Duxbury — Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. House
Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. House A Property of The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society www.duxburyhistory.org Federal Homes on Washington St. The term “Federal” refers to an architectural style popular between 1780-1830. It is . . . Map (db m150422) HM
7Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Duxbury — Philip Delano(1602-1681)
Site of land granted to Philip in 1637 by the Plymouth Colony Court. Born in Leiden, a Huguenot, he came to the Plymouth Colony on the “Fortune” in 1621. A Purchaser, he helped repay the Colony’s debts to English merchants. Well . . . Map (db m150282) HM
8Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Duxbury — Reynolds-Maxwell Garden
Reynolds-Maxwell Garden Around 1800, this area of the Blue Fish River was thriving with shipyards, wharves, saw pits, mills and warehouses. By 1900, Duxbury Village (as it was known then) was Duxbury's main commercial district with livery . . . Map (db m149421) HM
9Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Duxbury — Shipyard Center
Shipyard Center 1830-1845 Here were located shipyards of Sam L Frazar · Levi Sampson · Ezra Weston · Deacon Geo LoringMap (db m147845) HM
10Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Duxbury — Site of First Church
Site of First Church 1632 First Minister 1637-1658 Ralph PartridgeMap (db m56241) HM
11Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Duxbury — Site of First School House
Site of First School House Erected 1715 Land donated by Benjamin ChandlerMap (db m150229) HM
12Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Duxbury — Site of Ford's Store
Site of Ford’s Store N. 85o W. 43’ 1826 Established Jas. T. Ford & Co. 1853 Nath’l Ford & Sons Burned 1921Map (db m150370) HM
13Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Duxbury — Site of Nook Gate
Site of Nook Gate Here a palisade was erected across the Nook in 1634 This palisade was a high fence to prevent cattle from straying and probably to keep the Indians out Town of Duxbury 1940Map (db m147749) HM
14Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Duxbury — Site of Point School
Site of Point School N. 45° W. 8 ft. 1800-1879 “Mattakesett Republic” First Student Gov’t 1840Map (db m147436) HM
15Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Duxbury — Site of Second Meeting House
Site of second meeting house 1700 1785 40 x 33 x 17 Ministers John Robinson 1702 1738 Samuel Veazie 1738 1750 Charkes Turner 1755 1775 Zedekiah Sanger 1776 1786 Town of Duxbury 1939Map (db m158486) HM
16Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Duxbury — Site of Tide Grist Mills
Site of Tide Grist Mills First - 1766 Second - 1855 Demolished 1877Map (db m147846) HM
17Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Duxbury — The Beginning of the Bradford House
The Beginning of the Bradford House “How comes the house, not quite finished yet I suppose…” Gershom Bradford aboard the brig Mercury, to his wife Sally, December 31, 1807. Sarah (Sally) Hickling Bradford supervised the . . . Map (db m150330) HM
18Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Duxbury — Tree of Knowledge
Tree of Knowledge 1774-1845 Mail box on oak tree for post riders and stages between Plymouth and BostonMap (db m150188) HM
19Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Duxbury — Welcome to the Old Burial Ground, c. 1632-1787
Welcome to the Old Burying Ground, c. 1632-1787 The Old Burying Ground (also known as the Myles Standish Burying Ground) is the oldest maintained cemetery in the United States. The first burials occurred here as early as 1632, shortly after . . . Map (db m147784) HM
20Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Duxbury — Welcome to the Old Burying Ground, c. 1632-1787
The Old Burying Ground (also known as the Myles Standish Burying Ground) is the oldest maintained cemetery in the United States. The first burials occurred here as early as 1632, shortly after the area began to be permanently settled by Europeans. . . . Map (db m160432) HM
21Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Duxbury — William Brewster’s Homestead
Site of elder William Brewster’s Homestead N. 85o W. 420 ft. Marked by lilacs brought from HollandMap (db m149591) HM
 
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