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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Worcester, Massachusetts

 
Clickable Map of Worcester 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 Worcester County, MA (350) Franklin County, MA (49) Hampden County, MA (112) Hampshire County, MA (65) Middlesex County, MA (375) Norfolk County, MA (108) Tolland County, CT (128) Windham County, CT (92) Cheshire County, NH (46) Hillsborough County, NH (38) Providence County, RI (330)  WorcesterCounty(350) Worcester County (350)  FranklinCounty(49) Franklin County (49)  HampdenCounty(112) Hampden County (112)  HampshireCounty(65) Hampshire County (65)  MiddlesexCounty(375) Middlesex County (375)  NorfolkCounty(108) Norfolk County (108)  TollandCountyConnecticut(128) Tolland County (128)  WindhamCounty(92) Windham County (92)  CheshireCountyNew Hampshire(46) Cheshire County (46)  HillsboroughCounty(38) Hillsborough County (38)  ProvidenceCountyRhode Island(330) Providence County (330)
Worcester is the county seat for Worcester County
Worcester is in Worcester County
      Worcester County (350)  
ADJACENT TO WORCESTER COUNTY
      Franklin County (49)  
      Hampden County (112)  
      Hampshire County (65)  
      Middlesex County (375)  
      Norfolk County (108)  
      Tolland County, Connecticut (128)  
      Windham County, Connecticut (92)  
      Cheshire County, New Hampshire (46)  
      Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (38)  
      Providence County, Rhode Island (330)  
 
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1 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — Armenian Genocide
In Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian GenocideMap (db m151821) WM
2 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — Bartholomew F. (Bart) Sullivan1879 - 1968
Head Track Coach at Holy Cross 1912-1964 and first Athletic Trainer. Placed third in 1900 Boston Marathon. Coached over 3000 Crusaders, including three Olympians. In 1918 coached baseball and football. His track squads won 70% of dual meets, also . . . Map (db m122514) HM
3 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — III — Communist Chinese Intervention3 November 1950 - 24 January 1951 — The Korean War —
"We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things." — Colonel Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller
The United Nations Offensive had been a story of . . . Map (db m151869) HM
4 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — Company A, 2nd Mass. Inf., U.S.V.
In honor of those who served in the Spanish-American War Company A, 2nd Mass. Inf., U. S. V. The Worcester City Guards Mustered into the United States service May 3, 1898 Mustered out Nov. 3, 1898. . . . Map (db m151820) WM
5 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — Company C, 2nd Mass. Inf. U.S.V.
In honor of those who served in the Spanish-American War Company C, 2nd Mass. Inf. U. S. V. The Worcester Light Infantry Mustered into the United States Service May 3, 1898 Mustered out Nov. 3, 1898 . . . Map (db m151816) WM
6 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — Company G, 9th Mass. Inf., U.S.V.
. . . Map (db m151817) WM
7 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — Company H, 2nd Mass. Inf., U.S.V.
In honor of those who served in the Spanish-American War Company H, 2nd Mass. Inf., U. S. V. The Wellington Rifles Mustered into the United States Service May 3, 1898 Mustered out Nov. 3, 1898. . . . Map (db m151818) WM
8 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — First Mill1630 - 1930
A few rods east stood the house and mill of John Wing built in 1684. This was the only house left standing after the breaking of the second settlement of Worcester.Map (db m48044) HM
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9 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — First Perfect Game in Professional Baseball
On June 12, 1880, the first perfect game in professional baseball history was pitched on this site (the former Worcester Agricultural Fairgrounds) by J. Lee Richmond of Worcester against Cleveland in a National League game.Map (db m70961) HM
10 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — Forgotten No More
Inspired by Korean War veteran Ronald K. Johnson, the Korean War Veterans Association of Central Massachusetts was chartered in 1990 with Mr. Johnson selected as its first Commander. Under his strong leadership a small, dedicated committee was . . . Map (db m151842) HM
11 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — MA-16 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this place passed General Henry Knox in the winter of 1775 – 1776 to deliver to General George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston. Erected by the . . . Map (db m17932) HM
12 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — George Frisbie Hoar
Born in Concord August 29, 1826 Died in Worcester September 30, 1904 Lawyer • Scholar • Orator • Statesman Citizen of Worcester for more than half a century member of Massachusetts House of Representatives 1852 Member of . . . Map (db m151815) HM
13 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — George Washington
General Washington passed this spot July 2, 1775 on his journey from Philadelphia to Cambridge to take command of the Continental ArmyMap (db m187442) HM
14 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — Green IslandWorcester Bicycle Routes
The Blackstone River Canal generally followed the Mill Brook through Worcester, but between Kelly Square and Brosnihan Square it separated from the brook, creating a bell-shaped island that later became known as Green Island. The Blackstone River . . . Map (db m151753) HM
15 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — Indian Village Pakachoag1630 - 1930
One-half mile up Malvern Road is the Indian spring and the site of the Indian village Pakachoag, clear spring, one of the three Indian villages on Worcester ground. John Eliot preached here in 1674.Map (db m88496) HM
16 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — John J. (Jack) Barry '101887 – 1961
Prep. 1904-06, College 1906-08. Captain Holy Cross Baseball 1908. All-Time, All-Star, Holy Cross Shortstop. Philadelphia Athletics 1908-15. Member Connie Mack’s million dollar infield. Red Sox 1915-18. Manager Red Sox 1917. World Series . . . Map (db m122513) HM
17 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — Jonas Rice1630 - 1930
On the slope of the hill one-half mile west stood the house of Jonas Rice, the first permanent dwelling in Worcester, built in 1713. He served as schoolmaster and his son, Adonijah, was the first white child born in Worcester.Map (db m48790) HM
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18 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — Jonas Rice Homesite
On This Site In 1713, Major Jonas Rice Made the First Permanent Settlement In Worcester. Placed by The Worcester Society of AntiquityMap (db m162465) HM
19 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — Memorial
. . . Map (db m151785) WM
20 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — No City Has A Worthier Memorial Of Her Honored Sons
"Besides the great duty of erecting a memorial of our fallen heroes...the erection of this monument will add an ornament to the city which will make it conspicuous among the cities of the continent for its possession of such a noble work . . . Map (db m151776) HM
21 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — Northeast Corner of the Worcester Cemetery
This marks the Northeast Corner of the cemetery which served the Town of Worcester from 1728 to 1824 about 225 graves with their monuments laid flat still remain within this area.Map (db m151778) HM
22 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — Samuel Leonardson1630 - 1930 Reported missing
At the end of Hamilton Street is the site of the Leonardson house from which in 1695 Samuel, aged twelve, was taken captive. Two years later he was with his Indian master at the burning of Haverhill and helped Hannah Dustin to make her escape.Map (db m48791) HM
23 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — Southeast Corner of the Worcester Cemetery
This marks the Southeast Corner of the cemetery which served the Town of Worcester from 1728 to 1824. About 225 graves with their monuments laid flat still remain within this area.Map (db m151782) HM
24 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — The 65th Infantry Regiment / El Regimiento Del 65 De Infantería
Honor and Fidelity The 65th Infantry Regiment, one of the largest and best-trained in the U.S. Eighth Army, arrived in Korea on 23 September 1950. Its first mission took place on September 28, when it assaulted a strongly-defended . . . Map (db m151868) HM
25 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — The Blackstone Canal: 1828-1848The Coverup — Blackstone Canal: Worcester, MA —
End of an Era Opened in 1828 to connect Worcester and Providence, the Blackstone Canal transported goods throughout the Blackstone Valley. The canal system was replaced by the faster and more efficient railroad by the 1840s. When the canal . . . Map (db m151752) HM
26 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — The Central Massachusetts Korean War Memorial
Erected by Veterans and a grateful community to honor the men and women of Worcester County who faithfully served in the Armed Forces during the Korean War 1950 - 1953 In reverence to those who hath answered our country's call, your . . . Map (db m151836) WM
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27 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — The First School-House in Worcester
In front of this tablet stood the first school-house in Worcester where John Adams second president of the United States taught 1755-1758 Placed by the Colonel Timothy Bigalow Chapter 1903Map (db m178658) HM
28 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — The Home Front
As World War II began, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt described the United States as "the arsenal of democracy." Even before the attack on Pearl Harbor and the German declaration of war on the United States, the nation had been providing . . . Map (db m151794) HM
29 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — The Honorable Paul V. Mullaney Plaza
Born in Worcester on November 22, 1919 South High School - 1938 College of the Holy Cross - 1942 Boston College Law School - 1948 United States Marine Corps - First Lieutenant World War II - 1942 - 1946 Korean War - 1950 - 1952 . . . Map (db m151811) HM WM
30 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — The Irish Community in Worcester
Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first permanent settlement of the Irish Community in Worcester 1826 - 1976Map (db m151812) HM
31 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — The Official State Monument For Veterans Of The Southwest Asian WarDesert Shield 1990 / Desert Storm 1991
To the men and women who answered the call and especially those who gave their lives Commonwealth of Massachusetts Honor Roll Auger, Allen R., Corporal, USMC • Burt, Paul L., Sergeant, USA • . . . Map (db m151783) WM
32 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — I — The United Nations Defensive27 June - 15 September 1950 — The Korean War —
"We were alerted for Korea and I remember it very clearly. We would be gone a couple of weeks at the most to make a show of force, a parade in Korea, then back to Japan." — U.S. Soldier of the 34th Infantry . . . Map (db m151872) HM
33 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — II — The United Nations Offensive16 September - 2 November 1950 — The Korean War —
"We must act now or die. We shall land at Inchon and I shall crush them." — General Douglas MacArthur
At the end of the first campaign of the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur was ready to attempt to repel . . . Map (db m151871) HM
34 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — To The Memory Of Her Sons Who Died For The Unity Of The Republic
April 1865... the Civil War was over. The war had been a life-changing event. It obliterated the normal patterns of life as men were swept into training camps and battle units. Families struggled to survive, businesses tried to cope with the loss . . . Map (db m151763) HM
35 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — Vietnam Memorial
To honor those brave sons and daughters who served and those who gave their lives for their nation under God in the struggle for peace in Vietnam The American people acknowledge their duty and sacrifice with gratitude and prideMap (db m151784) WM
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36 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — War in Europe
Formal warfare began in Europe on September 1st, 1939 with the German invasion of Poland, but there had already been fighting in Spain's civil war and in Ethiopia when Italy invaded North Africa in 1936. Furthermore, in a process called . . . Map (db m151806) HM
37 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — War in the Pacific
The Japanese Empire, like its European ally Germany, was determined to expand its control in East Asia by "annexing" territory and asserting control over the region. Japan took advantage of the European war to invade and seize French, Dutch, and . . . Map (db m151791) HM
38 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — Wigwam Hill1630 - 1930
One mile north on Wigwam Hill was one of the three Indian villages on Worcester ground. The heirs of Sagamore Pennasanet sold their rights to Captains Gookin, Henchman and Prentice on December 6, 1677.Map (db m48045) HM
39 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — Worcester1630 - 1930
The first settlement of this lonely region called Quinsigamond was attempted in 1673, but abandoned during King Philip's War. A second settlement, attempted in 1684, soon named Worcester, was also temporarily abandoned because of Indian hostility. . . . Map (db m48046) HM
40 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — Worcester1630 - 1930
The first settlement of this lonely region called Quinsigamond was attempted in 1673, but abandoned during King Philip's War. A second settlement, attempted in 1684, soon named Worcester, was also temporarily abandoned because of Indian hostility. . . . Map (db m48047) HM
41 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — Worcester1630 - 1930
The first settlement of this lonely region called Quinsigamond was attempted in 1673, but abandoned during King Philip's War. A second settlement, attempted in 1684, soon named Worcester, was also temporarily abandoned because of Indian hostility. . . . Map (db m48048) HM
42 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — Worcester Civil War Memorial
Erected by the people of Worcester, in memory of Her Sons who died for the unity of the Republic, A.D. 1861-1865Map (db m151777) WM
43 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — Worcester World War II Memorial
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44 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — Worcester's First City Hall
On this spot stood Worcester's First City Hall where was held July 20 1854 the first convention of delegates founding the Republican Party in MassachusettsMap (db m151814) HM
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45 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — World War II
The Second World War began when the German army, led by Nazi Führer Adolf Hitler, invaded Poland on September 1st, 1939. Germany already controlled Austria and parts of Czechoslovakia through a process called "Appeasement." In Asia, the conflict . . . Map (db m151809) HM
46 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester — World War II Time CapsuleDeposited June 4, 2016 — To be opened June 6, 2116 —
In honor of the courageous men and women of Worcester who served our country in the spirit of securing freedom, democracy, and peace for our nation and the world. May the memory of their bravery endure through the annal of time. Presented by . . . Map (db m151789) WM
47 Massachusetts, Worcester County, Worcester, Central Business District — First Lieutenant John V. Power
The President of the United states takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor posthumously to Lieutenant John V. Power United States Marine Corps Reserve for service as set forth in the following . . . Map (db m151822) WM
 
 
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Jun. 7, 2023