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Franklin Mile Marker - Albany Post Road - East Greenbush, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 35.473 W 073° 42.139
18T E 606471 N 4716238
Quick Description: A restored Albany Post Road Franklin mile stone is located along the east side of Route 9 in East Greenbush, NY
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 8/12/2013 3:59:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMHT89
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 8

Long Description:

Postmaster General Benjamin Franklin devised the plan to install these mile stones every mile along a mail route to ensure the accurate calculation of postage. The colonies and later the United States had several post roads inter-connecting major cities. The Albany Post Road ran from New York City to Albany along the east side of the Hudson River, approximately along present day Route 9.

This white stone marker dates back to 1797. It has been preserved by embedding it in granite and displayed along Route 9 by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The stone is engraved:

4 MILE
FROM ALBA

A bronze plaque at the base is inscribed:

ALBANY POST-ROAD
MILE STONE
ERECTED AUGUST 1797
RESTORED BY
MOHAWK CHAPTER D.A.R.

Location Type: Franklin Mile Marker

Established Date: 1/1/1797

Property Type: Public

Fee required: no

Location Notes:
East side of Route 9.


Reference Web Site: Not listed

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