Milestone 59 Miles From Boston - 1767 Milestones - Spencer, Massachusetts
Posted by: BruceS
N 42° 14.635 W 071° 59.635
19T E 252989 N 4681199
Quick Description: Franklin Milestone located in Spencer, Massachusetts.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/28/2008 2:56:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM4TKB
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 "59 Miles From Boston". The stone is next to side walk along Main Street near sign for the Price Choppers store. 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
Located along side walk near sign for the Price Chopper grocery store.
Fee required: Not Listed
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