Boston Common
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Shorelander
N 42° 21.397 W 071° 03.733
19T E 330165 N 4691431
Quick Description: A olde-tyme marker on Boston Common.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 4/2/2007 7:35:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM1CCZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 76

Long Description:

This marker stands near the Park Street subway station in the eastern corner of Boston Common. The marker reads:

Boston Common

In or about
the year of our Lord
One thousand six hundred
thirty and four
the then present inhabitants
of Sd Town of Boston of whom
the Honble John Winthrop Esqr
Govnr of the Colony was chiefe
did treate and agree with
Mr William Blackstone
for the purchase of his
Estate and rights in any
Lands lying within said
neck of Land called
Boston
after which purchase the
Town laid out a plan for
a trayning field which ever
since and now is used for
that purpose and for
the feeding of cattell
The deposition of John Odlin and others Concerning
the sale of Blackstone's land known as Boston Common

Agency Responsible for Placement: Unknown

County: Suffolk

City/Town Name: Boston

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Agency Responsible for Placement (if not in list above): Not listed

Year Placed: Not listed

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