Wheeler's Surprise

Wheeler's Surprise (HMWWD)

Location: New Braintree, MA 01531 Worcester County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 20.1', W 72° 6.825'

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1630 - 1930

One mile to the southwest, off the North Brookfield Road, Edward Hutchinson's company seeking a parley with the Nipmucs was ambushed by Indians August 2, 1675, and more than half were slain. Captain Hutchinson died from his wounds. Captain Thomas Wheeler was wounded but escaped.
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 Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 5:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 737784 N 4691007
Decimal Degrees42.33500000, -72.11375000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 20.1', W 72° 6.825'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 20' 6.00" N, 72° 6' 49.50" W
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Area Code(s)413, 508, 774
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1244-1340 Barre Rd, New Braintree MA 01531, US
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