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Massachusetts has a long, storied history, from the heyday of the Native American tribes up until today. Historical markers abound in this state, documenting the tales that have taken place in this land.
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Massachusetts Historical MarkersOven Mouth - Westwood, Massachusetts

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A historical marker near the opening of a cave once used by Native Americans who lived in the area.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/4/2010

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersTown Pound - Westwood, Massachusetts

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A historical marker notes the location of Westwood's Town Pound

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/4/2010

last visited: 10/11/2020

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersHere Met the Convention that Later Adopted the Suffolk Resolves - Dedham, MA

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At this location, a committee met that drafted and later approved the Suffolk Resolves, which was taken to Philadelphia and approved by the First Continental Congress.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/19/2009

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersDedham

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This sign relates the founding of the town of Dedham, and that the land granted once stretched to Rhode Island. The sign is located in downtown Dedham.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/19/2006

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersFairbanks House

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This sign is by the Fairbanks House, which still exists and is now a museum at East and Eastern Streets.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/19/2006

last visited: 4/5/2022

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersDedham "Keye" Landing Place - Dedham, MA

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This place along the Charles River, and along today's Ames Street Bridge, is considered the location where the first settlers landed and founded Dedham, MA, in 1636.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/24/2008

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersTown of Needham

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This sign relates the history of Needham's founding and when territory was split from the town. The sign is found along Dedham Avenue (Rte 135), near the intersection with South Street.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/19/2006

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersPeak House

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The Peak House is one of the oldest houses in the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/26/2006

last visited: 7/10/2008

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Massachusetts Historical Markers1639 - History of Mother Brook - 2009 - Dedham, MA

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This sign posted in Condon Park relates the history of the mills that operated along Mother Brook that started in 1639 when a canal was dug from the Charles River to one of the brook's branches.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/3/2012

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersNeedham's First Church

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The site of the new (relatively speaking) location of the first church in Needham, Massachusetts.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Shorelander

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/24/2007

last visited: 12/31/2007

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersAn Airfield for Canton - Canton, MA

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This series of signs at an entrance to a part of the Blue Hills Reservation was once an airport.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/15/2018

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersOld Meeting House Common - Walpole, MA

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This cross marks the location of the first meetinghouses of Walpole.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 2/15/2019

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersSite of First School House [Walpole]

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A stone slab denoting the site of the first school house in Walpole.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Shorelander

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 2/19/2007

last visited: 2/24/2019

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersSite of the McIntosh Tavern [Needham]

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This sign marks the location of the McIntosh Tavern in Needham, and is located at the intersection of Great Plain Avenue (Rte. 135) and Central Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/19/2006

last visited: 3/22/2007

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersSite of the Old Parsonage, Residence of Rev. Samuel Dunbar

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This sign marks the location of "The Old Parsonage" where Rev. Samuel Dunbar used to live.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 5/28/2006

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersThe Old Burying Ground [Needham]

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This sign is by the Needham Cemetary, along Nehoiden Street, about 3/4 mile northwest of the town center. Just beyond the sign is the oldest part.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/19/2006

last visited: 3/22/2007

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersA Call to Arms is Heard! As the Need for African American Soldiers Becomes Clear - Boston, MA

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Massachusetts Governor John Andrew was an early advocate for the enlistment of African Americans into the Union army, and, when it was possible, appointed the 'Black Committee' which became instrumental in enlisting black men.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/9/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersOur First African American Soldiers - Boston, MA

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This sign at the Camp Meigs Memorial Park documents the history of the of the enlisted soldiers that formed the 54th and 55th Infantry and the 5th Cavalry.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/9/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersWelcome to Camp Meigs Memorial Park: Site of Civil War Training Camps - Boston, MA

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Camp Meigs, located here and operated during the U.S. Civil War, was where several troops were trained, including the 54th Volunteer Infantry, made famous in the movie, "Glory."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/9/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersAfrican American Women during the Civil War - Boston, MA

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To support the troops women worked tirelessly to support them in many capacities including duties as nurses, cooks and laundresses.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/9/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersBattle for Equality - Boston, MA

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African Americans trained here faced other challenges such as being paid at a lower rate compared to white soldiers.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/9/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersA Soldier's Day - Rigors of Military Life - Boston, MA

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This sign describes the life of the soldiers of the 54th and 55th Infantries and the 5th Cavalry.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/9/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersCivil War Battles in South Carolina - Boston, MA

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Fort Wagner was only one of the battles that the 54th Infantry fought in South Carolina.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/9/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersThe Battle in Florida: Olustee - Major Battle Far From Home - Boston, MA

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The Massachusetts 54th and 55th served honorably in the Battle of Olustee on February 20, 1864.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/9/2017

last visited: never

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Massachusetts Historical MarkersTownsend Green [Needham]

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This sign is located at Nehoiden Street and Central Avenue, and was the original town green, before the center moved to be by the railroad.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/19/2006

last visited: 3/22/2007

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