Near this spot was the residence and garrison of John Fitch

Near this spot was the residence and garrison of John Fitch (HM2G9V)

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N 42° 39.302', W 71° 49.903'

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Near this spot was the residence and garrison of John Fitch, for whom Fitchburg was named.On the 5th of July 1748 he was attacked by Indians and after a hot fight, in which the two soldiers with him were killed, he was captured with his whole family and his dwelling burned. All were taken to Canada where they were held about one year and then ransomed. This land, at that time a portion of Lunenburg, and afterwards part of Fitchburg, was later set off to Ashby.

Erected by the city of Fitchburg, 1893.
HM NumberHM2G9V
Year Placed1893
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 29th, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 267896 N 4726395
Decimal Degrees42.65503333, -71.83171667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 39.302', W 71° 49.903'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 39' 18.12" N, 71° 49' 54.18" W
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