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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Rehoboth
Rehoboth, Massachusetts and Vicinity
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formerly Lewis Tavern.
A haven for travelers
between Taunton and Providence Plantations — — Map (db m55682) HM|
|Former site of the Anawan House, once called the Lewis Tavern built ca. 1835 as a rest stop for travelers between Taunton and Providence Plantations.
The Anawan House and inn served the public until July 1970. In February 1971 the building was . . . — — Map (db m55683) HM|
Site of capture of the Wamponoag Indian Chief Anawan by Captain Benjamin Church on August 28th 1676, thus ending King Philip's war — — Map (db m44921) HM|
|The name "Bad Luck" (origin unknown) has been associated with this area since the early 1700's. The Beverly and Kelton families operated a water powered saw mill for many years on the North side of the pond beginning in the 18th century.
Bad Luck . . . — — Map (db m56246) HM|
|In 1720, Jonathan Bliss moved here from South Rehoboth and established a sawmill on the East Branch of the Palmer River with a homestead nearby. This homestead was one of the first in the area, and Bliss called it " my farm in the woods" the mill . . . — — Map (db m56247) HM|
|The ruins of the old dam are all that remain of the once busy Perry Turning Mill. This mill originally operated as a saw mill in a joint venture by Aaron Cole and Ezra Perry. Perry bought out Cole's share in he early 1800's, and raised the dam, and . . . — — Map (db m56249) HM|
|Plain St. now crosses what was once sawmill pond.
On a cold New Years day in 1830, 14 new converts to the nearby Oak Swamp Baptist Church were baptized by being immersed in the pond through a hole cut in 14" of ice — — Map (db m55905) HM|
|This one room school built in the 1840's and used by the town of Rehoboth until 1937. An extension of 14 feet at the rear was made in the 1920's. During Rehoboth's 325 anniversary in 1968 the school was restored and donated to the preservation of . . . — — Map (db m44925) HM|
|When the British occupied Newport, RI. during the Revolution they often threatened the surrounding towns with raids or "alarums" as they were called. When a raid began a system of beacon fires were lit to warn the militia in neighboring towns to . . . — — Map (db m55911) HM|
|About 200 feet south of this spot is a natural oven shaped hole in a rock. According to local tradition, Indians used this as a bake oven and to parch their corn. — — Map (db m55684) HM|
|Nearby runs Mine Brook named after an iron mine established here in 1696 by the Leonards, a famous iron monger family from Norton and Taunton.
The ore dug at this site called bog iron, was found in the swamp and brook. The Leonards hauled the ore . . . — — Map (db m55679) HM|
|During the American Revolution, a large white oak called "the Liberty Tree" stood near this place, which was then near the edge of a field. Beacons warning of trouble in Rhode Island could be seen by watchers at nearby Horton's Signal. After . . . — — Map (db m55918) HM|
|Rehoboth's second Meeting House,built in 1773,was located in the present cemetery. It replaced the Lake St Meeting House, and was used for town meetings and church services. The site included a stable, a cemetery west of the meeting house, a militia . . . — — Map (db m55656) HM|
|in 1810 a group of Rehoboth Citizens established Palmer River Manufacturing Company. A cotton spinning mill on the site of the old Joshua Smith grist and saw mill the mill was enlarged about 1826 and began manufacturing fine cotton cloth, as the . . . — — Map (db m44924) HM|
|This town pound maintained by Col. Frederick Drown for many years. Stray cattle were kept here until retrieved by their owners.
The Wheeler family ran a pot ash business nearby. — — Map (db m55912) HM|
|It was known as Butterworth Falls in the colonial days. Deacon Thomas Carpenter and later the Perry family maintained the saw-gristmill-turning shop here for almost 200 years — — Map (db m55686) HM|
|Redway Plain is named after James Redway, who settled here in the early 1700's. Originally the plain included this field, The Faxon Farm Field,and the Village Cemetery. Neither Winthrop Street or Pond Street existed before 1828.
From colonial . . . — — Map (db m56243) HM|
|Site of Sabin Sawmill
one of the first sawmills built in Rehoboth — — Map (db m55685) HM|
|Founded by Josiah Millerd in 1731. For over 140 years neighborhood farmers had their corn ground into meal and their logs sawn into lumber at this mill. — — Map (db m55917) HM|
|Framing for this church had begun at Peckham Street, when disgruntled Oak Swamp people took away the timbers in the night and raised the church here. — — Map (db m55913) HM|
|Site of "The Palmer's River Meeting House" The first meeting house in the second precinct of Rehoboth. Construction started in 1717 and completed November 29th 1721, with Reverend David Turner as pastor. Fifty pounds was donated towards the cost of . . . — — Map (db m55662) HM|