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Historic sites on and around Nobscot Hill

Tantamous's cave - closed by an earthquake in the early 1700s. Tantamous, a medicine man called Old Jethro by the colonists, lived on Nobscot Hill at the beginning of King Philip's War in 1674. The cave was collapsed by an earthquake in 1755 according to Lee Swanson. The flat rock about the cave, sometimes referred to as Jethro's Table or the Tantamount Lookout has a great view of downtown Boston.

General John Nixon's Homestead was on the northern slope of Nobscot. The cellar hole is still visible. Nixon led the Sudbury militia to the battle of COncord and Bunker Hill before being promoted.

Smallpox Burial Ground - featuring the cellar holes of the "pest house" and six grave sites.

Grinding Bowl - "It's the mortar and you would bring your own pestle," said Swanson as he stopped at a large Native American grinding stone. "All of our grinding stones in Sudbury have a seat, and we don't know why. This was a great area for growing corn, and we still find hillocks where corn was planted along with squash and beans."

Tippling Rock - very nice view of the Sudbury Valley and Boston in the distance.

Ford's Folly - not shown, further to the west. It is a dam in the middle of the woods that does not hold water. It was built by Henry Ford when he owned the Wayside Inn

 

The Frankenmap to the left was created from the 1928 Boy Scouts Map, the Sudbury Town Map with the contour and stone wall layers turned on. The hi-res version appears in the book: Historical Maps of Sudbury

See Also: Tippling Rock
Preserving Nobscot's History cached: NobscotHistory.pdf

2021-07-10 jch.com/tipplingrock/NobscotHistory.html     YON - Jan C. Hardenbergh