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Boston Post Road Milestone 60 Miles From Boston - Spencer, Massachusetts
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 42° 14.123 W 072° 00.542
18T E 746800 N 4680243
Quick Description: Franklin Milestone located on west side of Spencer, Massachusetts.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/17/2008 7:12:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM4Q09
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 18

Long Description:
This marker is is along the Boston Post road which was laid out by Ben Franklin in 1853 when he was Deputy Post Master General for the Northern Colonies. He ordered the that the stones be placed to regulate postal rates. This milestone is inscribed "60 Miles From Boston" The stone is located just to the west of one of the entry roads to a cemetery. The stone is a contributing object in the 1767 Milestones Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location Type: Franklin Mile Marker

Established Date: 01/01/1767

Property Type: Public

Reference Web Site: Not listed

Fee required: Not Listed

Location Notes: Not listed

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