“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Grafton, Massachusetts Historical Markers

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By Robert Aberg, March 8, 2016
Hassanamesit Marker
Massachusetts (Worcester County), Grafton — Hassanamesit 1630 - 1930
John Eliot established here in 1651 a village of Christian Indians called Hassanamesit - "at a place of small stones." It was the home of James the Printer who helped Eliot to print the Indian Bible. — Map (db m93037) HM
Massachusetts (Worcester County), Grafton — Indian Reservation 1630 - 1930
These four and one-half acres have never belonged to the white man, having been set aside in 1728 as an Indian Reservation by the forty proprietors who purchased the Praying Indian town of Hassanamesit. — Map (db m93038) HM
Massachusetts (Worcester County), Grafton — Thomas Hooker Trail 1630 - 1930
Crossing the highway at this point is the Indian trail followed by the Reverend Thomas Hooker in 1636 when, with his invalid wife borne on a litter, he led a company of Massachusetts settlers to found Hartford, Connecticut. — Map (db m93035) HM

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