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Athol, Massachusetts Historical Markers

 
4th Meetinghouse Marker image, Touch for more information
By Darren Brosseau, August 25, 2019
4th Meetinghouse Marker
Massachusetts (Worcester County), Athol — 4th Meetinghouse Old town hall
Built in 1827-1828"for public worship of God forever" Old town hall remodeled in 1847 for use as Athol's town hall until 1921. Occupied by women Club 1921-1957 and Athol Historical Society since 1957 — Map (db m138909) HM
Massachusetts (Worcester County), Athol — Colonial Home 1777
Colonial Home 1777 - John Haven, Jr., a private in General George Washington's army, built this home during the revolution. He had fought in the siege of Boston and the victories at Ticonderoga and Saratoga — Map (db m73185) HM
Massachusetts (Worcester County), Athol — Hiding Place for Slaves Athol History Trail
In this house before the Civil War ended slavery, Dr George Hoyt hid and helped runaway slaves who fled the south. This "Underground Railroad" station was a haven on their freedom trail to Canada — Map (db m135865) HM
Massachusetts (Worcester County), Athol — Indian Trail Athol History Trail
Many Indian tribes walked along this "Great Trail". It was 18 inches wide and hundreds of miles long from Connecticut to Canada. The path followed Pleasant and Chestnut Streets to Millers River off South Athol Road. — Map (db m135864) HM
Massachusetts (Worcester County), Athol — Lysander Spooner
This is the birthplace of Lysander Spooner. January 19,1808- May 14, 1887. Champion of Liberty lawyer, abolitionist, entrepreneur, legal theorist and scholar. In this house he wrote "The Unconstitutionality of Slavery" and other works. Spooner died . . . — Map (db m136396) HM
Massachusetts (Worcester County), Athol — Old Toll Gate
From 1800-1830 travelers on this 5th Mass. Turnpike paid a fee to get past a toll gate here. It swung across the roadway from a toll house. Passage money paid for man and beast. — Map (db m138315) HM
Massachusetts (Worcester County), Athol — Stagecoach Stop
During the years 1790 to 1853 this corner was a busy stopping place for stagecoaches from distant points. Brooks Tavern stood here as the popular hub of five stage roads — Map (db m136394) HM
Massachusetts (Worcester County), Athol — Town House 1827-1847
Athol's town hall for 20 years, it stood west of the common until moved here in 1850. It alsoo served as "Athol Academy" in 1828. Then as a Congregational church in 1830-33 — Map (db m136391) HM
Massachusetts (Worcester County), Athol — Town House 1827-1847
Athol's town hall for 20 years. It stood west of the common until moved here in 1850. It also served as "Athol Academy" in 1828. Then as a congregational church in 1830-33. — Map (db m138985) HM
Massachusetts (Worcester County), Athol — Town Pound
In the early 1800's there was a square enclosure of stone walls here. Built by the town to hold stray cattle and other animals. Their owners had to pay a claim fee to the pound keeper — Map (db m136392) HM
Massachusetts (Worcester County), Athol — Uptown Common and 3rd Meetinghouse Athol History Trail
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Massachusetts (Worcester County), Athol — World War l Memorial
In memory of the heroes of Athol who made the supreme sacrifice in the World War. Erected by the Edward H. Phillips Post No. 102 American Legion. — Map (db m136395) WM

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