Anawan Rock

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Anawan Rock
Anawan Rock 1.jpg
Anawan Rock is located in Massachusetts
Anawan Rock
Anawan Rock is located in the United States
Anawan Rock
LocationRehoboth, Massachusetts
Coordinates41°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
Architectural styleThe rock is large and shaped like a dull dager
MPSRehoboth MRA
NRHP reference #83000619 [1]
Added to NRHPJune 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.


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

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