“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Fairhaven, Massachusetts

Clickable Map of Bristol 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> Bristol County, MA (186) Barnstable County, MA (315) Dukes County, MA (44) Norfolk County, MA (118) Plymouth County, MA (185) Bristol County, RI (62) Newport County, RI (172) Providence County, RI (332)  BristolCounty(186) Bristol County (186)  BarnstableCounty(315) Barnstable County (315)  DukesCounty(44) Dukes County (44)  NorfolkCounty(118) Norfolk County (118)  PlymouthCounty(185) Plymouth County (185)  (62) Bristol County (62)  NewportCounty(172) Newport County (172)  ProvidenceCounty(332) Providence County (332)
Taunton is the county seat for Bristol County
Fairhaven is in Bristol County
      Bristol County (186)  
      Barnstable County (315)  
      Dukes County (44)  
      Norfolk County (118)  
      Plymouth County (185)  
      Bristol County, Rhode Island (62)  
      Newport County, Rhode Island (172)  
      Providence County, Rhode Island (332)  
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1 Massachusetts, Bristol County, Fairhaven — Donald R. Bernard1932-1993
In Memory of Historian, Author, and Fire Chief Donald R. Bernard 1932 - 1993 Who led Revolutionary and Civil War Re-enactments on this site. His efforts brought awareness of the significant role the area . . . Map (db m88205)
2 Massachusetts, Bristol County, Fairhaven — Fort Phoenix
Built for harbor defense in 1775. Destroyed by the British September 6th 1778. Later rebuilt and now the property of the town of Fairhaven.Map (db m52383) HM
3 Massachusetts, Bristol County, Fairhaven — Fort PhoenixActive 1775 - 1876
In May 1775, British General Gage, bottled up in Boston Harbor after the Battle of Concord and Lexington in 1775, sent the HMS Falcon to Martha's Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands in search of food and supplies. Two of the . . . Map (db m86947) HM
4 Massachusetts, Bristol County, Fairhaven — Fort PhoenixA National Historic Site
1775 - First naval encounter of American Revolution. 1778 - Captured and destroyed by the British. 1812 - Repelled British attempt at capture. 1861 - Manned by Federal troops in defense of this harbor.Map (db m88055) HM
5 Massachusetts, Bristol County, Fairhaven — Fort Phoenix
The fortress structures of Fort Phoenix remaining today are the parapet, built before the Civil War, and the gunpowder magazine, completed in 1865. The Civil War era officer's quarters and barracks were destroyed by fire in 1918. The shape and . . . Map (db m88105) HM
6 Massachusetts, Bristol County, Fairhaven — Major Israel FearingThe Ardent Patriot and Accomplished Soldier
Erected in Memory of Major Israel Fearing the Ardent Patriot and Accomplished Soldier ———— On the 7th day of September 1778 the British troops landed from their ships in the bay for the . . . Map (db m88084) HM
7 Massachusetts, Bristol County, Fairhaven — Revolutionary War CannonFort Phoenix
Taken from the British at Nassau 1777, by Colonial ship of war Alfred - Placed on Fort Phoenix Recaptured by British and left on the fort spiked, and with trunions knocked off - Afterwards mounted in Union street for village defense. Placed here . . . Map (db m88106) HM
8 Massachusetts, Bristol County, Fairhaven — William Bradford
William Bradford Marine Artist 1823-1892 Built his first studio in 1851 on this site. The Fairhaven native achieved international fame as a lecturer and an Arctic painter. Queen Victoria commissioned Bradford . . . Map (db m86796) HM
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Apr. 17, 2024