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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Williamstown, Massachusetts

 
Clickable Map of Berkshire 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 Berkshire County, MA (131) Franklin County, MA (42) Hampden County, MA (100) Hampshire County, MA (19) Litchfield County, CT (239) Columbia County, NY (221) Dutchess County, NY (301) Rensselaer County, NY (151) Bennington County, VT (54)  BerkshireCounty(131) Berkshire County (131)  FranklinCounty(42) Franklin County (42)  HampdenCounty(100) Hampden County (100)  HampshireCounty(19) Hampshire County (19)  LitchfieldCountyConnecticut(239) Litchfield County (239)  ColumbiaCountyNew York(221) Columbia County (221)  DutchessCounty(301) Dutchess County (301)  RensselaerCounty(151) Rensselaer County (151)  BenningtonCountyVermont(54) Bennington County (54)
Location of Williamstown, Massachusetts
    Berkshire County (131)
    Franklin County (42)
    Hampden County (100)
    Hampshire County (19)
    Litchfield County, Connecticut (239)
    Columbia County, New York (221)
    Dutchess County, New York (301)
    Rensselaer County, New York (151)
    Bennington County, Vermont (54)
 
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1Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Williamstown — 1753 House
Constructed with tools & materials used in 1753 for the Williamstown BicentennialMap (db m118742) HM
2Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Williamstown — Early Williamstown House
The northerly part of this house is one of the earliest extant structures in town. Built about 1767 in "regulation" size, it was enlarged to become a salt box. In the mid-1970's it was completely rebuilt and enlarged to its present form.Map (db m118658) HM
3Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Williamstown — Here Stood the West Hoosac Blockhouse
Built in 1756 on this house-lot Number Six under decree of the Great and General Court of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in compliance with urgent appeal from the homesteaders it served as sole refuge from their allied foes the French and . . . Map (db m118713) HM
4Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Williamstown — Nehemiah Smedley House
Built 1772 as a farmhouse and tavern. Benedict Arnold slept here May 6, 1775 enroute to help Ethan Allen take Fort Ticonderoga. Bread baked here for Battle of Bennington, Aug. 16, 1777.Map (db m118657) HM
5Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Williamstown — Site of First Meeting House
Built in 1768 and removed in 1797 to make way for the second Meeting House, completed 1798 and destroyed by fire January 21, 1866.Map (db m118715) HM
6Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Williamstown — Site of West Hoosac Fort
Built in March 1756, as westernmost stockade and blockhouse to protect Massachusetts from French and Indian attack. Defended on July 11, 1756 despite the scalping of three soldiers.Map (db m118714) HM
7Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Williamstown — The Birthplace of American Foreign Missions · 1806 — The Field is the World — Haystack Monument —
Samuel J. Mills • James Richards Francis L. Robbins • Harvey Loomis Byram Green ————————————————— On this site in the shelter of a . . . Map (db m118578) HM
8Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Williamstown — The Meeting House of the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ
Organized by proprietors of the town 1765. This house of worship erected 1869, rebuilt 1914.Map (db m118583) HM
9Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Williamstown — Ulysses Franklin "Frank" Grant
Frank Grant, born in Pittsfield in 1865, was regarded by many of his contemporaries as the greatest African American baseball player of the 19th century. He moved to Williamstown in 1871 where he lived with his family on Spring Street. Playing . . . Map (db m118575) HM
10Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Williamstown — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all Veterans through peace or war. Their memories will never die.Map (db m118706) WM
11Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Williamstown — Veterans Memorial
In Memory of All VeteransMap (db m118739) WM
12Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Williamstown — War and Veterans Memorial — For God and Country
To the memory of the men of Williamstown who gave their lives for their country in the World War Francis Aubin, Cornay, France, October 20th, 1918 George W. Bryant, At Sea, February 23rd, 1919 Frederick A. Busby, Argonne Forest, France, . . . Map (db m118707) WM
13Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Williamstown — War Memorial
This Honor Roll is presented to the Citizens of Williamstown by the Richard A. Ruether American Legion Post #152 and is dedicated to all Williamstown Veterans who served during war-time. Revolutionary War 1775-1783 [Honor Roll of . . . Map (db m118716) WM
14Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Williamstown — West College
Original Williams College building, completed in 1790 as a free school under bequest of Col. Ephraim Williams, killed at Battle of Lake George, Sept. 8, 1755, and for whom Williamstown is named. The free school became Williams College in 1793.Map (db m118584) HM
15Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Williamstown — World Wars Memorial
In Memoriam World War I George W. Bryant • Frederick A. Busby • Thomas R. Dorr Richard J. O'Brien • Willard C. Pike • Herman H. Scheffer Clinton E. Smith • Earl W. Worboy In Memoriam World War 2 Clifford E. Bratcher • Francis . . . Map (db m118741) WM
 
Jun. 24, 2021