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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Rockport, 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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Essex County, MA (247) Middlesex County, MA (272) Suffolk County, MA (221) Hillsborough County, NH (36) Rockingham County, NH (127)  EssexCounty(247) Essex County (247)  MiddlesexCounty(272) Middlesex County (272)  SuffolkCounty(221) Suffolk County (221)  HillsboroughCountyNew Hampshire(36) Hillsborough County (36)  RockinghamCounty(127) Rockingham County (127)
Location of Rockport, Massachusetts
    Essex County (247)
    Middlesex County (272)
    Suffolk County (221)
    Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (36)
    Rockingham County, New Hampshire (127)
 
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1Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — Bear Skin Neck1630 - 1930
Named from a bear caught by the tide and killed in 1700. Commercial and shipbuilding center of Rockport for 160 years. First dock built here 1743. Sandy Bay Pier Company organized 1809. Site of Stone Fort and Sea Fencibles Barrack during War of 1812.Map (db m48007) HM
2Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — Benjamin Tarr House1630 - 1930
Answering a sudden alarm to meet at the house of Lieutenant Benjamin Tarr, grandson of Richard Tarr the first settler, sixty-six men from this village under Captain John Rowe, marched to Charlestown and fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill.Map (db m73109) HM
3Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — Cannon from the U.S.S. Constitution
This Cannon from The U.S.S. Constitution "Old Ironsides" Was Presented to the Sandy Bay Historical Society By Descendants of The First Settler, Richard Tarr, and Dedicated August 20, 1931Map (db m36255) HM
4Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — First Congregational Church of Rockport Steeple Rehabilitation
The Project This is the bell from the steeple of the First Congregational Church of Rockport. It is the bell that is rung hourly by the Town Clock, still owned by the Town of Rockport. It is also rung by means of a rope and bell wheel on . . . Map (db m115529) HM
5Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — First Settler1630 - 1930
Here stood the cabin of Richard Tarr founder of the Tarr Family on Cape Ann. He came to Marblehead in 1680, then settled in Sacco, Maine. Driven thence by Indians, he became the first settler of Sandy Bay (Rockport) in 1690.Map (db m48008) HM
6Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — Harvey Park
Town of Rockport This Park Was Made Possible by the Generosity and Public Spirit of George W. Harvey Her Native Son 1924Map (db m36283) HM
7Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — John Pool1630 - 1930
Here stood the first framed house in Sandy Bay (Rockport) built in 1700 by the second settler John Pool. He built the first sawmill, bridge and vessel in this settlement, and furnished the lumber used in building Long Wharf, Boston, in 1710.Map (db m48842) HM
8Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — Old First Parish Burying Ground1630 - 1930
Original plot given by the first settler, Richard Tarr, who was buried here in 1732. Here lie most of the early settlers and many of the officers and soldiers of the French and Indian, Revolutionary and 1812 Wars.Map (db m48841) HM
9Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — Old Stone Fort
Site of fort erected by public subscription as a protection againat British warships during the War of 1812, captured in a sneak attack and dismantled by frigate Nymphe. Ammunition gone, all nine seafencibles taken prisoner, the townsmen hurled . . . Map (db m36300) HM
10Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — Rockport World War I & II Memorial
These Our Dead In Honored Glory Rest World War I 1917   1918 James E. Bryan R.C.A. John A. Carlson U.S.A. Dwight P. Dutton U.S.M.C. Edward R. Everett U.S.A. Harold T. Grover U.S.A. Edward Peterson U.S.A. World War II 1941   . . . Map (db m36282) HM
11Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — Samuel De Champlain
Due east from here on July 16 1605 the Sieur De Monts sent Samuel De Champlain ashore to parley with some Indians. They danced for him and traced an outline map of Massachusetts Bay. These French explorers named this promontory, The Cape of Islands.Map (db m74709) HM
12Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — Straitsmouth Island
Straitsmouth Island was first sighted in 1614 by Captain John Smith. He also spotted nearby Thacher and Milk Islands and named all three the Turks' Heads. Lighting the Way Built in 1834, the island's first lighthouse was 19 feet . . . Map (db m115515) HM
13Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — The First Settlers of Sandy Bay
To the glory of God and in honor of the first settlers of Sandy Bay The First Parish in Rockport was constituted in 1755. The corner stone of this meeting house laid in 1803. The tower was shattered by a British bombardment in 1814. . . . Map (db m73110) HM
14Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — Town Wharves
Town Wharves First timber wharf built in 1743 to shelter fishing boats. In 1793 62 vessels of 5 to 10 tons were sighted in Rockport Harbor. From incorporation of Sandy Bay Pier Co. in 1811 wharves were rebuilt and extended of durable granite blocks . . . Map (db m36262) HM
 
Apr. 18, 2021