1671Defense was a prime necessity to the early settlers of Salem Village, and as early as 1671 the male inhabitants began meeting here for military drill. This preparation was heightened in 1675 during the King Philip War in which many villagers took part. In 1709 Deacon Nathaniel Ingersoll willed this field "to the inhabitants of Salem Village for a training place forever."
|Placed By||Danvers Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 11:59pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 338712 N 4714622|
|Decimal Degrees||42.56716667, -70.96501667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 34.03', W 70° 57.901'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 34' 1.80" N, 70° 57' 54.06" W|
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|Area Code(s)||978, 617, 351|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 85 Centre St, Danvers MA 01923, US|
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