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Four previous church buildings have stood on this approximate site. The first meeting house was constructed in 1733 when the congregation first gathered. A new building was necessary in 1775 to accomodate the congregation's growth. The third build…
Set off from Groton · Lancaster · Stowby petitions to the General Court · Incorporators · Simon Stone · Groton · · Thomas Wheeler · StowJonathan Whitney and Hezekiah WillardLan…
South PanelIn honor ofThose of Harvardwho loyally served their country and in memory ofEdward - Enoch - ThomasPVT. Co. M., 101st U.S. Inf. 26th Div. A.E.F.Died of wounds received at Chateau ThierryJuly 12, 1918
North PanelHonor RollCharles B Ab…
Dedicated to theCitizens of Harvardwho served their country inWorld War II 1941-1946Korea 1950-1955Vietnam 1964-1975
In memory of the honored founders of Mendon 'the old mother town.' Settled 1668. Incorporated 1667. Eight towns are now located on her original territory. Near this spot Mendon's first three meeting houses were built."
Founders 1668:Ferdinando …
Who fought in the French-Indian Wars 1755 - 1763 and its Minute Men who responded so quickly to the Lexington Alarm April 19, 1775 and its Revolutionary Soldiers who did their part in winning the war that gave us our freedom and independence 1775 …
On the crest of George Hill, near by, is situated Rowlandson Rock where the captives from the Rowlandson garrison house passed their first night after the burning of Lancaster by the Indians February 10, 1675-76.
The Plantation of Nasheway embracing this and several adjoining towns was granted to a group of "Undertakers" in search of iron deposits, in 1644. John Prescott the first settler made a success of frontier farming under great difficulties.
Mary Goodnow who lived here with her parents was lame and unable to run to the garrison house for safety when the indians attacked Northborough, August 18, 1707. A short path leads through the woods to her grave near the place where she fell.
Upon the rock fifty feet west of this spot Mary Rowlandson, wife of the first minister of Lancaster, was redeemed from captivity under King Philip. The narrative of her experience is one of the classics of colonial literature.