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By Sandra Hughes, July 17, 2014
1630-1930 Marker
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — 1630-1930
To Honor and Perpetuate the Memory of John Eddy and Samuel Eddy Arrived at Plymouth on the “Handmaid” Oct. 29, 1630 Sons of Rev. William Eddye, B.A., M, A. Cambridge, England Vicar of St. Dunstan church, Cranbrook, Kent . . . — Map (db m75829) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Alexander Scammell
Alexander Scammell 1747 -- 1781 Teacher Soldier Patriot He taught the public school on this site Colonel and Adjutant General in the Continental Army mortally wounded at Yorktown This memorial dedicated by the General . . . — Map (db m73209) HM WM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — America’s First Street
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Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — America’s Hometown at the Heart of Plymouth CountyWelcome to Plymouth, Massachusetts
Plymouth, “America’s Hometown” is the site of the first permanent settlement of English Colonists in New England. Climb aboard Mayflower II, a recreation of the ship that sailed the Pilgrims to the new world . . . and learn . . . — Map (db m107545) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — America's HometownPlymouth — Massachusetts
The Pilgrams landed in Plymouth, America's Hometown, in December 1620. Covering 102 square miles, it is the largest town in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Plymouth's shoreline stretches 37 miles along Cape Cod Bay and with its boundaries lay 365 . . . — Map (db m108370) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Burial Hill
The hill before you has been used for the burials by Plymouth residents since the 1620s. The first English settlers (known as "The Pilgrims") built their first fort/meeting house here. Here, Mayflower passengers are buried including Governor . . . — Map (db m73160) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Capt. James Bartlett House
Built in 1832 by Capt. James Bartlett Master of the Barque HANNAH in the West Indies Trade. This is the third house on this site which was originally the land of Samuel Fuller of the Mayflower. Captain Bartlett’s daughter married Isaac Brewster and . . . — Map (db m107438) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Cole’s Hill
The hill rises up from the shores of Plymouth Bay near the foot of Leyden Street, principal thoroughfare of the original settlement. It was the traditional burial place of the Plymouth colonists, Pilgrims and others, who died during the . . . — Map (db m75826) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Coles Hill
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States. U.S. . . . — Map (db m107424) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Dr. Samuel Fuller
This lot bounded by Middle or King St. and LeBaron Alley was once owned by Dr. Samuel Fuller of the Mayflower and was given by his wife and son to the First Church for the use of the minister. — Map (db m107437) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Edward Doty
They believed in religious freedom in honor of Edward Doty Passenger on the Mayflower Erected by Descendants of Eliza Doty Gravath A pioneer to Utah in 1850 — Map (db m107526) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Elder William Brewster
In memoriam Elder William Brewster Patriarch of the Pilgrims and their ruling elder   1609-1644 Outstanding leader of Pilgrim movement, the founding of Plimouth Plantation and the establishment of civil and religious liberty in the New World. B. at . . . — Map (db m107522) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — First Burying Ground of Mayflower Passengers
This monument marks the first burying ground in Plymouth of the passengers of the MayflowerHere, under cover of darkness, the fast dwindling company laid their dead, leveling the earth above them lest the Indians should learn how many were the . . . — Map (db m107416) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — First Fort
Site of the First Fort Built in 1621 Lower part used for church Also site of the fort built in 1675 which was 100 ft sq. Sides 10½ ft high — Map (db m107456) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — First House Built by the Pilgrims
This tablet is erected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to mark the site of the First House Built by the Pilgrims. In that house on the 27th of February 1621 new style the Right of Popular Suffrage was exercised and Miles Standish was chosen . . . — Map (db m107431) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Gurnet Fortifications
In 1776 an earthwork fort was erected at the gurnet for the protection of Plymouth Harbor. It mounted six cannons and was manned by militiamen from Plymouth, Kingston, Duxbury and nearby towns. The first lighthouse, built in 1768, stood alongside . . . — Map (db m107428) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — House of Isaac Doten
This Original House was built in 1745 by Isaac Doten who was the Constable for the town of Plymouth, which at that time was a British Colony under the reign of George II of England. — Map (db m107434) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — James Cole
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Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — James Warren1726 - 1808
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Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — John Alden
Site of the house where John Alden lived while in Plymouth. This stone erected by his descendants The Alden Kindred of America 1930 — Map (db m107378) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Joseph Tribble House
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1794 — Map (db m107441) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Leyden Street
Leyden Street, originally known to the first settlers as First Street, Great Street or Broad Street, is where the Pilgrims began building their houses in the winter of 1620-21, and it has been the heart of the town ever since. Extending from the . . . — Map (db m75830) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Major William Bradford
H       I William Bradford of Austerfield Yorkshire England. Was the son of William and Alice Bradford. He was Governor of Plymouth Colony from 1621 to 1633 1635 1637 1639 to 1643 1645 to 1657 < Rear of obelisk : > Under this stone rest . . . — Map (db m107510) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Massasoit
Great Sachem of the Wampanoags Protector and Preserver of the Pilgrims 1621 Erected by the Improved Order of Red Men A grateful tribute 1921 — Map (db m6207) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Metacomet (King Philip)
          After the Pilgrims’ arrival, Native Americans in New England grew increasingly frustrated with the English settlers’ abuse and treachery. Metacomet (King Philip), a son of the Wampanoag sachem known as the Massasoit (Ousamequin), called . . . — Map (db m107448) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Mr. Thomas Clarke
Here lies buried ye body of Mr. Thomas Clarke Aged 98. Departed this life March 24, 1697. Thomas Clarke was Mate of the Mayflower according to tradition in the Plymouth and connecting Colonies. History gives his arrival in Plymouth from England in . . . — Map (db m107462) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — National Day of Mourning
Since, 1970 Native Americans have gathered at noon on Cole's Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. Many Native Amaericans do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrams and other European . . . — Map (db m108369) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — On This Lot
On This Lot Stood The First House Of The Mayflower Pilgrim John Howland The Pilgrim John Howland Society 1978 — Map (db m105377) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Pilgrim Maiden
To those intrepid English women whose courage fortitude and devotion brought a new nation into being, this statue of the Pilgrim Maiden is dedicated. Presented to the Town of Plymouth by the National Society New England Women   September IV . . . — Map (db m107423) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Pilgrim Memorial State Park
Pilgrim Memorial State Park-Plymouth Rock is a symbol for the potential the Pilgrims saw in America upon their arrival here in December of 1620. Seen as solid, steadfast and everlasting, the large Dedham granite boulder is a suitable icon for the . . . — Map (db m62450) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Plymouth Rock
Plymouth Rock. Landing place of the Pilgrims. 1620. — Map (db m2896) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Plymouth Waterfront
You are standing at the corner of Leyden Street and Water Street. Leyden Street is the first street laid out in Plymouth and the location of the first Pilgrim homes. From this location one can see Cole’s Hill, the Waterfront and Leyden Street . . . — Map (db m75819) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Powder House
The Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American Revolution came to Plymouth on October 12, 1920 to dedicate this replica of the old Powder House. The original structure had been erected in Plymouth in 1779 and removed about 1880. The Society . . . — Map (db m107466) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Robert Cushman
Fellow-exile with the Pilgrims in Holland, afterwards their chief agent in England. Arrived here IX November, MDCXXI, with Thomas Cushman his son; Preached IX December, his memorable sermon on “The danger of self-love and the sweetness of true . . . — Map (db m107459) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Site of an 1621 House
Site of one of the houses built in 1621. Seven dwelling houses were built the first year in addition to the one occupied by the Governor. This lot was assigned to Peter Brown. — Map (db m107440) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Tercentenary Cannons
Brass cannon like these were named by Bradford and Winslow in the annals of Plymouth as mounted on the First Fort, 1621, and were still in use in 1645 when the Ancient And Honorable Artillery Company Of Massachusetts under its commander Major . . . — Map (db m73187) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — The Church of Scrooby Leyden and the Mayflower
The Church of Scrooby Leyden and the Mayflower gathered on this hillside in 1620 has ever since preserved unbroken records and maintained a continuous ministry. Its first covenant being still the basis of its fellowship. In reverent memory of its . . . — Map (db m107446) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — The Common House
Built by Captain William Barnes in 1795 for his new bride, Sally Tribble. This house sits on the original site of “The Common House” established by the Pilgrims in 1623. Here the Pilgrims stored food and housed their families until . . . — Map (db m107436) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — The National Monument to our Forefathers
Was added to the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service, the Department of the Interior in September 1974. The monument, designed by Hammet Billings of Boston, was erected by the the Pilgrim Society in 1889. It processes . . . — Map (db m56067) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — The Old Powder House
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Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — The Town House of Plymouth
On this site until 1749 stood The Government House Of the old Colony In that year this building was erected By the county for a court house It was used jointly by the county And the town until 1820 And then became the property of . . . — Map (db m75818) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Unitarian Controversy of 1801
          This tablet is inscribedin grateful memory of the Pilgrims and of their successors who at the time of the Unitarian Controversy in 1801 adhered to the belief of the Fathers and on the basis of the original creed and covenant perpetuated . . . — Map (db m107454) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — Welcome to Pilgrim Memorial State Park
Pilgrim Memorial State Park is designed around Plymouth Rock, a large glacial boulder deposited in the harbor and smoothed by centuries of tidal wash. The rock is not only a landmark, but also a symbol of the courage and faith of the men and women . . . — Map (db m107542) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Plymouth — William Bradford
William Bradford Governor and Historian of the Plymouth Colony Born in Austerfield, England – 1590 Died in Plymouth, New England – 1657 < Side of Monument : > “So they lefte ye goodly & pleasante citie, which had been . . . — Map (db m75823) HM

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