Founders' Park

Founders' Park (HM17G5)

Location: Mendon, MA 01756 Worcester County
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N 42° 6.434', W 71° 33.222'

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1906

In memory of the honored founders of Mendon
'the old mother town.'
Settled 1668.
Incorporated 1667.
Eight towns are now located on her original territory. Near this spot Mendon's first three meeting houses were built."

Founders 1668:
Ferdinando Thayer · George Aldrich · Daniel Lovett · John Moore · John Woodland · John Barber · Matthias Puffer · Joseph White · John Thompson · Walter Cook · Abraham Staples · John Gurney · John Rockwood

Founders 1680:
Col. William Crown · John Jepson · Rev. Joseph Emerson · Samuel Hayward · Benjamin Albee · William Holbrook · Job Tyler · Joseph Stevens · John Warfield · Angel Torrey · John Parish · Timothy Winter · John Sprague

Founders 1690:
Rev. Grindall Rawson · George Sumner · Robert Taft · Benjamin Wheelock · Josiah Chapin · James Keith · John Farnum · Joshua Lazell · Samuel Read · Joseph Plumly · John Post · Eleazer Daniels · John Jones

(one name John Bartlett for some reason was omitted as a Founder on the Monument but was here by 1672 before many others named on the monument:)Bottom of Monument:
Above named are in the order of their settlement;1663-1770
This Park Established by the Mendon Historical Society With Donations by descendants of the above Founders: A list of the donors may be found with the Town Memoirs:
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HM NumberHM17G5
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Year Placed1906
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 5:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 288856 N 4664838
Decimal Degrees42.10723333, -71.55370000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 6.434', W 71° 33.222'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 6' 26.04" N, 71° 33' 13.32" W
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Area Code(s)508
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Main St, Mendon MA 01756, US
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