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Franklin Mile Marker - 71 Miles From Boston - 1767 Milestones - Warren, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 12.780 W 072° 10.954
18T E 732562 N 4677269
Quick Description: Franklin Milestone located on Washington Street in Warren, MA
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 11/15/2011 11:01:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMD3WV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 2

Long Description:

The Boston Post Road was part of the Colonial mail route between New York City and Boston. The Upper Post Road went from New York, NY to New Haven, CT to Springfield, MA and on to Boston, MA. It was established in 1676 by order of King Charles II to facilitate communication among Colonial governors.

In 1767 under Postmaster General Benjamin Franklin, stone mileage markers were placed along the road to better determine postal rates, which were, at that time, based on distance. These stones are commonly known as Franklin milestones. Many of these stone markers still exist. The 1767 Milestones are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This 1767 Franklin milestone on the west side of Washington Street and north of Burbank Road. It has a very clear inscription:

71
Mile From
Boston

Location Type: Franklin Mile Marker

Reference Web Site: [Web Link]

Established Date: 1/1/1767

Property Type: Private

Fee required: no

Location Notes:
Behind a white fence on private property - easily seen from Washington Street. West side of Washington Street and north of Burbank Road.


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