Plainville-North Attleborough Roadstone on US Route 1 - MA
Posted by: NorStar
N 41° 59.974 W 071° 19.621
19T E 307274 N 4652347
Quick Description: This roadstone is located on the west side of busy US Route 1 and separates Plainville in Norfolk County from North Attleborough in Bristol County.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 3/24/2012 8:09:17 PM
Waymark Code: WME28Y
Along US Route 1, on the west side of the road, is a town line sign for the towns of Plainville and North Attleborough. About 50 ft north of this sign, and at the base of a telephone pole, is a granite marker that is a road stone that marks the same boundary.
The closest intersection is Everett Street, and is accessible safely only going south on the road and taking a right just after passing the monument and sign. You can park on Everett (NOT on US Route 1!!!) and walk back from there. Please be careful as Route 1 is a very busy road and there is no sidewalk.
The monument is about 2 ft high. On the north side is engraved the letter "W." On the south side of the monument is engraved the letters "NA." The town of Plainville was formed out of the town of Wrentham in 1890. Wrentham was established in 1673. North Attleborough was established in 1787. Thus, the range of dates this monument could have been established is 1887-1890, and, thus, the older date is used, below.
The monument also separates Norfolk County from Bristol County. The was originally established to define the boundary between Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth Counties, in 1664.
Monumentation Type: Stone post
Monument Category: County/Municipal boundary marker
Accessible to general public: yes
This monument was created sometime between 1887-1890, and was probably done when determining the boundaries of the new town of North Attleborough. The line that the monument is on, however, originally was established to define the boundary between Massachusetts Bay Colony and Plymouth County.
USGS Quad: Attleborough
Approximate date of monument: 1/1/1887
Monumentation Type (if other): Not listed
Monument Category (if other): Not listed
Explain Non-Public access: Not listed
Monument Website: Not listed
NGS PID: Not listed
Other Coordinates: Not Listed
Other Coordinates details: Not listed
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