Nobscot Hill

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Nobscot Hill
View of Nobscot Hill in Framingham from Wayland MA.jpg
View of Nobscot Hill from Wayland
Elevation 600 ft (183 m)
Location
Location Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°20′45″N 71°26′57″W / 42.34583°N 71.44917°W / 42.34583; -71.44917Coordinates: 42°20′45″N 71°26′57″W / 42.34583°N 71.44917°W / 42.34583; -71.44917
Topo map USGS Framingham

Nobscot Hill is a USGS name[1] for a high point in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and is located in the Framingham. It has various radio towers and a fire tower. Below Nobscot Hill is the Nobscot Reservation including Tippling Rock. In 2008, a 303-acre (1.23 km2) portion of the Nobscot Scout Reservation in Sudbury was permanently conserved today by Sudbury Valley Trustees, the Town of Sudbury, and the Knox Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Nobscot Hill commands a 360-degree view including Boston, MetroWest, the Blue Hills, Lower Kearsarge, Mount Monadnock, Mount Wachusett, Mount Agamenticus, and all of the unremarkable bumps to the SouthWest.

Tantamous a medicine man called Old Jethro by the colonists, lived on Nobscot Hill at the beginning of King Philip’s War in 1674.[2] and Revolutionary War General John Nixon lived and farmed on the north side of Nobscot Hill after the war was over.[3]

  1. ^ http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:611565
  2. ^ http://www.wickedlocal.com/sudbury/news/x325172021
  3. ^ Hudson, Alfred Sereno. (1889). The History of Sudbury, Massachusetts. Town of Sudbury. 661pp.Download PDF