Geographic position

51.260°N 2.191°W


"History." Wiltshire Council, 2011. Web. http://history.wiltshire.gov.uk/community/getcom.php?id=240; Jones, Inga. “Daniel Fisher (1731-1807).” Dissenting Academies Online: Database and Encyclopedia, 2011. Web. http://dissacad.english.qmul.ac.uk/sample1.php?detail=people&personid=1007&parameter=&alpha=#tabs-6 Wheelock, Eleazar. A Brief Narrative of the Indian Charity-School in Lebanon. 2nd ed. New York: J. & W. Oliver, 1767. Print; ”Wiltshire Community History.” Wiltshire Council, 2011. Web. http://history.wiltshire.gov.uk/community/getcensus.php?id=257; Geo coordinates at https://www.google.com/#q=geographic+coordinates+of+westbury+england.

General note

Westbury is a small town in southwest England, 25 miles southeast of Bristol. Because it sits on the westernmost border of Wiltshire County, its name derives from “west” and the Saxon word “burgh.” Humans have inhabited the area since at least the Stone Age. Beginning in the 1500s, Westbury became known for its clothiers, an industry that suffered during north England’s Industrial Revolution. Occom visited the area surrounding Westbury just before the Inustrial Revolution really took hold, staying in surrounding towns in the autumn of 1766 while conducting his fundraising tour with Nathaniel Whitaker. Supporters of Wheelock’s school, notably Lebeus Driver and the Calvinist minister Daniel Fisher, suggested audiences for Occom’s preaching when he visited the area.