Village of the Agawam Indians - Springfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 04.876 W 072° 34.563
18T E 700496 N 4661642
Quick Description: An historical marker relating an event that occurred at the beginning of the King Philip's War in Springfield.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 10/25/2011 9:58:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMCY5H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 3

Long Description:
On a busy Longhill Street, on the Springfield approach to the South End Bridge, is this 100 year old, hardly noticed, marker. It relates to an event at the start of the King Philip's War, which, per capita, was the deadliest war in the history of America.

ON A BLUFF
JUST WEST OF HERE STOOD
A FORTIFIED VILLAGE OF THE
AGAWAM INDIANS
DESERTED WHEN THEY BURNED
SPRINGFIELD
OCTOBER 5, 1675
DURING KING PHILIP'S WAR

ERECTED BY THE MERCY WARREN CHAPTER D.A.R.
1911
Agency Responsible for Placement: Daughters of the American Revolution

Year Placed: 1911

County: Hampden

City/Town Name: Springfield

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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

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