Anawan Rock

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Anawan Rock
Anawan Rock 1.jpg
Anawan Rock is located in Massachusetts
Anawan Rock
Location Rehoboth, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°51′54″N 71°12′52″W / 41.86500°N 71.21444°W / 41.86500; -71.21444Coordinates: 41°51′54″N 71°12′52″W / 41.86500°N 71.21444°W / 41.86500; -71.21444
Built 1676
Governing body Local
MPS Rehoboth MRA
NRHP Reference #

83000619

[1]
Added to NRHP June 6, 1983
Sign at Anawan Rock Historic Site

Anawan Rock is a colonial historic site in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. It is a large dome of conglomerate rock (puddingstone) located off Winthrop Street (U.S. Route 44) in a wooded site reached by a short footpath. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

History[edit]

On August 28, 1676, Captain Benjamin Church and his group of colonial soldiers captured Anawan, the War Chief of the Pocasset People. He was an old man at the time, and a chief captain of Metacomet, who had been captured and killed by the colonists two weeks earlier. The capture of Anawan marked the final event in King Philip's War.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ taken from sign at historic site