Ipswich, Massachusetts: Devil's Footprint

Legend insists this cloven hoof impression was left in rock by the ol' trickster himself in 1740 -- and right in front of a church. Evidence of an epic throw-down with Rev. Whitefield.

Address:
1 Meetinghouse Green, Ipswich, MA
Directions:
South side of the First Church of Ipswich, next to N. Main St., the Methodist church steeple across the street is visible from the exposed rocks. A circle of paint marks the spot.
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Devil's Footprint.

Devil's Footprint

The story is of an old preacher throwing the devil off the steeple, and when the devil landed his footprint burned into the rock.

[Joan Gebhardt, 06/12/2014]

The cloven hoof impression is still visible in the granite rocks next to the First Church of Ipswich.


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