John Harvard's Land
Posted by: Shorelander
N 42° 28.036 W 071° 07.531
19T E 325259 N 4703847
Quick Description: Ever wonder where Harvard University got all its money? This should help explain things.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/9/2006 10:08:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMQ12
This marker stands at the southeast corner of Forest and Washington Streets. It reads:
"John Harvard's Land
In 1638 this tract of about one hundred and twenty acres was granted by the town of Charlestown to its teaching elder John Harvard. He died the same year, aged thirty-one, leaving half his property to the college which was then named after him."
Agency Responsible for Placement: Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission
Year Placed: 1930
City/Town Name: Winchester
Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]
Agency Responsible for Placement (if not in list above): Not listed
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