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|Added to NRHP||June 6, 1983|
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.
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.
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