Captain Thomas Wheeler House

Captain Thomas Wheeler House (HMWXC)

Location: Acton, MA 01720 Middlesex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 28.633', W 71° 25.217'

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1630 - 1930

Site of first house in Acton, built by Captain Thomas Wheeler in 1668. He was commissioned to keep fifty cattle for the inhabitants and at night protect them in a yard from wild beasts. He was wounded by the Indians in King Philip's War.
Series This marker is part of the Massachusetts: Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers series
Year Placed1930
Placed ByMassachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 10:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 301057 N 4705601
Decimal Degrees42.47721667, -71.42028333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 28.633', W 71° 25.217'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 28' 37.98" N, 71° 25' 13.02" W
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Area Code(s)978, 508, 617, 781
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9 Alcott St, Acton MA 01720, US
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