“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
35 entries match your criteria.  


Historical Markers and War Memorials in Gloucester, Massachusetts

Clickable Map of Essex 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> Essex County, MA (279) Middlesex County, MA (346) Suffolk County, MA (507) Hillsborough County, NH (38) Rockingham County, NH (137)  EssexCounty(279) Essex County (279)  MiddlesexCounty(346) Middlesex County (346)  SuffolkCounty(507) Suffolk County (507)  HillsboroughCountyNew Hampshire(38) Hillsborough County (38)  RockinghamCounty(137) Rockingham County (137)
Lawrence and Salem are both the county seat for Essex County
Gloucester is in Essex County
      Essex County (279)  
      Middlesex County (346)  
      Suffolk County (507)  
      Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (38)  
      Rockingham County, New Hampshire (137)  
Touch name on this list to highlight map location.
Touch blue arrow, or on map, to go there.
1Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Admiralty AnchorIn use between 1800 and 1850
From a large bark or packet ship 200 to 300 feet long, lost at sea. Salvaged by Captain Salvatore Zappa and crew of the fishing vessel Carol Ann in 1988.Map (db m193088) HM
2Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Blynman Bridge
Blynman Bridge 1907 In Honor Of Richard Blynman First Minister and Leading Citizen Of Gloucester Who in 1643 Dug This Canal Uniting River and Bay G.H.S.Map (db m36363) HM
3Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — 8 — Cape Ann Granite
Cape Ann lies on an outcropping composed of 450 million-year-old granite polished by glaciers. This particularly dense stone was prized for building monuments, forts, and piers. Blocks of Cape Ann granite were used to build Gloucester's Dale . . . Map (db m115434) HM
4Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Cape Ann SettlementMassachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary
On this site in 1623 A company of fishermen and farmers from Dorchester England under the direction of Rev. John White founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony From that time the fisheries the oldest industry in the commonwealth has been . . . Map (db m85296) HM
5Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Captain Alfred (Centennial) Johnson
The first man to sail single handed from west to east across the Atlantic Ocean. A typical Banks dory decked over, christened Centennial to commemorate the first centennial of the founding of the United States, 1776 . . . Map (db m115475) HM
6Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Captain Howard Blackburn
Citizen of Gloucester, crossed the Atlantic twice, alone, without any fingers or toes and part of one foot missing, all frozen in an accident at sea. On June 18, 1899, sailed from Gloucester, Mass. To Gloucester, England, on . . . Map (db m115478) HM
Paid Advertisement
7Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — 17 — Charles Heberle
Charles Heberle (1862-1956) was sent at age 13 from Virginia to Essex, where for three years he was indentured to the Essex Tannery. Once free, he worked nearby for a dairy farmer, Caleb Cogswell. Soon, Heberle chose waterfront over farm and . . . Map (db m115439) HM
8Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Chester H. Grant Circle
This Circle Erected by The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1956 Is Dedicated to Honor Chester H. Grant 1897 – 1954 A soldier and devoted citizen who faithfully served his community, state and nation in war and in peace. A . . . Map (db m36316) HM
9Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Coast Guard Aviation Monument
In Honor of the Men Who Established Coast Guard Aviation In May of 1925 On Ten Pound Island in Gloucester Harbor Home of the First Continuously Operating Coast Guard Air Station Growth in Operations and Aircraft Size Forced a Move To Salem . . . Map (db m36437) HM
10Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — 23 — Dogtown & Babson Builders
Born on Middle Street, business theorist and investor Roger Babson hired unemployed stone cutters to inscribe more than two-dozen boulders during the Depression. He hoped that words such as "industry," "initiative," and "integrity" would inspire . . . Map (db m115460) HM
11Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Eastern Point Lighthouse Fog Bell1933 - 1969
This bell was used as the fog signal at Eastern Point Light House from June 1933 to Dec 1969. Cast in Chelsea, MA. gold dust was sprinkled in the mold in order to obtain the right tone.Map (db m115484) HM
12Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Gloucester Fishermen's Memorial
Gloucester Fishermen's Memorial For nearly four centuries the history of Gloucester has been the story of America's greatest fishing port. With this memorial we commemorate the lives and the legacy of those who died at sea while fishing. The . . . Map (db m156491) HM
13Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Memorial
Gloucester Fisherman's Wives Memorial Dedicated By The Gloucester Fisherman's Wives Association August 5, 2001 [ inscription around the base of the sculpture ] The Wives, Mothers, Daughters and Sisters of Gloucester Fisherman . . . Map (db m36359) HM
Paid Advertisement
14Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Gloucester Korean – Vietnam Veterans Monument
[ bay side ] In Memory Of Korean Veterans June 27 1950 – Jan 31 1955 Dedicated In 1980 By The Citizens Of Gloucester [ land side ] In Memory Of Vietnam Veterans Aug 5 1964 – May 7 1975 Dedicated In . . . Map (db m36435) WM
15Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Gloucester Spanish American War Memorial
North facing, front side G. Co. Eighth Regiment Massachusetts Infantry, U.S. Vols. Reviewed by General Maximo Gomez at Matanzas, Cuba, February 20, 1899 Gloucester's sons, one hundred strong answered the nation's call to arms . . . Map (db m75261) WM
16Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Gloucester World War II Merchant Marine Monument
With Thanks From The People of Gloucester To Our Sons Who Served As Merchant Mariners 1941 – 1945Map (db m36317) HM
17Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Gloucester World War II Monument
[ inscribed around the base of the globe ] We Fought For Freedom Around The World [ plaque on central column ] Gloucester Remembers 1941 – World War II – 1945 The people of Gloucester proudly dedicate this . . . Map (db m36768) HM
18Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — In Honor of Nathaniel Haraden
. . . Map (db m36318) HM
19Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — James Babson Farm
James Babson Farm Granted by Special Town Act December 23, 1658 James and his mother Isabel were the first Babsons to reach America, arriving in 1632. James' father died on shipboard while crossong. ----------------- Town records show . . . Map (db m36302) HM
20Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Nathaniel Warner Company Monument
[ upper plaque ] In Memory of those who fought in the Revolutionary War with the Nathaniel Warner Company and those men and women who helped make this a free and independent nation. Placed by the reactivated Nathaniel Warner . . . Map (db m36354) HM
Paid Advertisement
21Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Planters Neck1630-1930
Here in 1630-31 a company from Plymouth, under Abraham Robinson, established a fishing station and built curing stages. For nearly two centuries and a half Annisquam was a fishing and ship-building center.Map (db m48615) HM
22Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Porter AnchorCirca 1840 — est wt. 2000 lbs —
Used by a 500 ton 3-masted sailing ship, 150 ft in length. Salvaged by Capt. Frank Santuccio of the Fishing Vessel Blue Waters on Nov. 22nd, 1963.Map (db m193089) HM
23Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Revolutionary War Memorial
In Memory Of The Soldiers and Sailors And All Others Who Rendered Aid to the Cause Of American Independence During the Revolutionary War Erected by Lucy Knox Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Of Gloucester June 17, . . . Map (db m36356) HM
24Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Riverdale Martyrs
[South Side of Marker] Riverdale Martyrs In the War Of the Rebellion. 1861-1865 [East Side of Marker] Serg – Benj. H. Griffin, C. 23d Mass. Addison Griffin, I. 23d Mass. Abraham Day, Jr. G. 23d Mass. . . . Map (db m24020) HM
25Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Riverdale World War II Monument
[ front ] Honor Roll ----------- In Honor Of Those Who Answered Their Country's Call [ plaque on back ] Riverdale Honors Her Sons and Daughters Who Served In World War II Meyer Abrahams • Sidney Abrahams . . . Map (db m36441) HM
26Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — 16 — Rocky Neck
“There were no galleries in those days and no one ever expected to sell a picture, so you weren’t interested in making it. You were only interested in actually being a good artist… And, of course, you didn’t need as much money. I remember . . . Map (db m115465) HM
27Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — 6 — Salting Fish
“In Its heyday as a salt fish producer; Gorton's… kept dozens of wharves and acres of flake yards busy with the unloading, filleting, salting, drying, boning, cutting, grinding, smoking, boxing, packaging, and canning of the millions upon . . . Map (db m115459) HM
28Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Samuel de Champlain1630 - 1930
In September, 1606, Samuel de Champlain landed at Rocky Neck in what is now Gloucester Harbor, to caulk his shallop, and made an accurate chart of the harbor which he called Le Beauport.Map (db m48686) HM
29Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — 31 — Samuel Sawyer
Samuel Sawyer was a great Gloucester philanthropist. A very successful ship owner and merchant, Mr. Sawyer donated Gloucester's City Hall clock and bell. He bought up woodlots to preserve the 600-acre Ravenswood Park. He founded the City's first . . . Map (db m115426) HM
30Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Settlement of Cape Ann1630-1930
On this site in 1623 the Dorchester Adventurers founded the nucleus of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and fishing industry. Here Roger Conant averted bloodshed between two factions contending for a fishing stage, a notable example of arbitration in . . . Map (db m48614) HM
31Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Solomon Jacobs Landing & Park
"King of the Mackerel Killers" Solomon Jacobs Landing & Park were named for Captain Solomon Jacobs, who fished in the early 1900s. A native of Newfoundland, he was known as the "King of the Mackerel Killers" for his ability to land huge . . . Map (db m115472) HM
32Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Stacy Esplanade
Stacy Esplanade Is the Result of a Wish Conceived By His Parents and Fulfilled by Their Son George O. Stacy Keenly Alive to the Beauty Of Gloucester Harbor He Desired to Bring to Its Shores A Corresponding Beauty This Tablet is a . . . Map (db m36360) HM
33Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Stage Fort Fisherman's Field
Stage Fort Fisherman's Field Oldest Defenses in the Mass. Bay Colony. Thrown up in 1625 by Capt. John Hewest. Occupied in King Philips War 1675 and in King Georges War 1743. Companies under Capt. John McCaw and Capt. John Lane stationed here during . . . Map (db m36355) HM
34Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Ten Pound Island Lighthouse
Before you stretches Ten Pound Island. In 1821 a lighthouse was built on the island to safely direct sailing ships into Gloucester Harbor. Some of America's greatest works of art were painted by Winslow Homer while staying at the keeper's house in . . . Map (db m36436) HM
35Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester — Ward Seven World War II Monument
In Honor Of Those Who Served In World War II From Ward Seven These Our Dead From Ward 7, WW II Robert J. Hodgen   A.F. • Robert W. Seppala   A.F. • William Lee   M.M. • John A. Filfalt   M.M. • James M. Tarr   M.M. • Roy M. Nickerson   . . . Map (db m36440) HM
CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
Paid Advertisements

Feb. 7, 2023