1630 - 1930The graphite or blacklead deposit near by was valued by the Indians for face paint, and by the white men for pencils and other uses. John Winthrop, Jr., was "granted the hill at Tantousq" in 1644, and began to exploit the mine in 1658.
|Series||This marker is part of the Massachusetts: Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers series|
|Placed By||Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 738023 N 4659184|
|Decimal Degrees||42.04868333, -72.12386667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 2.921', W 72° 7.432'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 2' 55.26" N, 72° 7' 25.92" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||508, 774|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 561-599 Leadmine Rd, Sturbridge MA 01566, US|
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