High School Common

High School Common (HM19BB)

Location: Marlboro, MA 01752 Middlesex County
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N 42° 20.8', W 71° 33.15'

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Site of first meeting house completed in 1662, Rev. William Brimsmead Minister.

It was built within the limits of the Indian planting field which was part of the Ockoocangansett Plantation, and was a source of hostile feelings toward the settlers. It was attacked and burned March 26, 1676 by King Philip while a meeting was in progress. The inhabitants securing safety in the nearby William Ward house one of the designated garrisons. During the raid 13 houses, 11 barns and a large portion of the livestock were destroyed.

William Ward was the great grandfather of Artemus Ward first commander-in-chief of the Revolutionary Army 1775.
HM NumberHM19BB
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 9:58am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 289752 N 4691423
Decimal Degrees42.34666667, -71.55250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 20.8', W 71° 33.15'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 20' 48.00" N, 71° 33' 9.00" W
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Area Code(s)508, 978, 774
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 265-279 Main St, Marlboro MA 01752, US
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