The Wading Place - Middleborough
Posted by: NorStar
N 41° 53.771 W 070° 53.855
19T E 342588 N 4639990
Quick Description: This stream crossing was an important ford for natives and was used to establish the town line of Middleborough.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/10/2008 5:22:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM4NA6
This old sign states:
"The Wading Place
"Site of the ford or wading place where the Indian Trail from Plymouth to "Middleberry" (Middleborough) crossed the Nemasket River. When the town was established, 1669, its southern boundary was described as extending "six mile from the wadeing place.""
The sign is easily seen (though surrounded by tree branches) on East Main Street, within sight of the intersection with Montello Street. The sign is at the end of the bridge over the waterway.
Agency Responsible for Placement: Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission
Year Placed: 1930
City/Town Name: Middleborough
Agency Responsible for Placement (if not in list above): Not listed
Relevant Web Site: Not listed
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