Here Stood the West Hoosac Blockhouse

Here Stood the West Hoosac Blockhouse (HM28EX)

Location: Williamstown, MA 01267 Berkshire County
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N 42° 42.853', W 73° 12.664'

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Built in 1756 on this house-lot Number Six under decree of the Great and General Court of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in compliance with urgent appeal from the homesteaders it served as sole refuge from their allied foes the French and Indians. It was witness on the evening of July 11 1756 of the massacre of Sergeant William Chidester his son James and Captain Elisha Chapin by the enemy in ambush without its northern portal
Here in peaceful assembly were laid the foundations of town government.
To honor the memory of the original settlers of West Hoosac
who endured the perils and the appalling loneliness of the wilderness in heroic defense of this barrier township
Kappa Alpha in Williams College
places this stone of remembrance in the year
one thousand nine hundred and sixteen
HM NumberHM28EX
Year Placed1916
Placed ByKappa Alpha
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 4:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 646488 N 4730631
Decimal Degrees42.71421667, -73.21106667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 42.853', W 73° 12.664'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 42' 51.18" N, 73° 12' 39.84" W
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Area Code(s)413
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1090 Mohawk Trail, Williamstown MA 01267, US
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