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Milestone 63 Miles From Boston - 1767 Milestones - East Brookfield, Massachusetts
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 42° 13.675 W 072° 03.771
18T E 742388 N 4679259
Quick Description: Franklin Milestone located on the near of East Brookfield, Massachusetts.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/28/2008 7:18:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM4TNC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 11

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 "Miles From Boston 63". The stone is located near the end of a drive way on the north side of Hwy 67, across from golf course. The stone is a contributing object in the 1767 Milestones Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location Type: Franklin Mile Marker

Reference Web Site: [Web Link]

Established Date: 01/01/1767

Property Type: Public

Location Notes:
The stone is located near the end of a drive way on the north side of Hwy 67, across from golf course. Can be accessed from road right-of-way.

Fee required: Not Listed

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