The Huguenot Fort Memorial

Sean Battista
U.S.History 111-
Descendants of Calvinism; Explorers of the New World

When exploring all of the New England area, it is clear to see how the earliest of settlements have and still impact our livelihoods and ethological views on what we know today as the United States of America. Many national and state landmarks riddle our towns all over the Eastern Coastline because a majority of these landmarks are that of the representation of colonies that stood before our time. Some noteworthy colonies that may ring a bell include but are not limited to those such as Ply(i)mouth Plantation in Plymouth Massachusetts, Jamestown Settlement in Virginia, and many others. Although these ...

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of people to restore which included the surrounding areas of excess brush that needed to be cleared and the planting of a set of new trees as part of my Eagle Scout project. Being familiar with the area it was a wise choice to pick this as my project. The Huguenot Fort Memorial is an obelisk marker that represents where an old fort was held by the late Huguenots. The Huguenots were French Protestants most of whom eventually came to follow the teachings of John Calvin, and who, due to religious persecution, were forced to flee France to other countries in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. When glancing the memorial it struck to me that these Huguenots didn't seem to survive for a very long time in their tenure in Oxford (1686-1694), so my question that I went out to seek and research was as follows; Why were the Huguenots forced out of Oxford, by whom, and what was the purpose of this fort?
First we must look back who these Huguenots settlers really were before they came ...

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