The First Settlers of Sandy Bay

The First Settlers of Sandy Bay (HM1DYS)

Location: Rockport, MA 01966 Essex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 39.488', W 70° 37.131'

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To the glory of God and in honor of the first settlers of Sandy Bay

The First Parish in Rockport was constituted in 1755.
The corner stone of this meeting house laid in 1803.
The tower was shattered by a British bombardment in 1814.

Reverend Ebenezer Cleaveland the first minister, was with Lord Dartmouth, a promoter of Dartmouth College at its foundation. He served four years with the men of his parish, in the French and Indian War and made triumphal entry into Canada, marched with the first contingent to the Battle of Bunker Hill, chaplain and surgeons-mate in the Colonial Army throughout the American Revolution 1775 - 1783 he ministered to this people for fifty years.

Ex-president Franklin Pierce in 1865 standing upon this green addressed returning Civil War soldiers.

This tablet placed by the First Congregational Church August 1924
Year Placed1924
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 10:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 367319 N 4724122
Decimal Degrees42.65813333, -70.61885000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 39.488', W 70° 37.131'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 39' 29.28" N, 70° 37' 7.86" W
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Area Code(s)978, 508
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-10 School St, Rockport MA 01966, US
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