Plainville-North Attleboro Roadstone on South Street - MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 41° 59.892 W 071° 19.813
19T E 307005 N 4652203
Quick Description: This monument between Plainville (Norfolk County) and North Attleborough (Bristol County) is along South Street on the west side of the road.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 3/24/2012 8:44:36 PM
Waymark Code: WME295
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member stvanme
Views: 3

Long Description:
Along South Street at the border of Plainville and North Attleborough is a sign and marker.

The sign has "Plainville" on one side and "North Attleborough" on the other. Near its base is a stone marker about 2 feet high with "P" on one side and "NA" on the other. North Attleborough was established in 1887, while Plainville was established in 1890. Thus, the earliest date that the monument could have been placed is 1890, and this is the date used in the field, below.

The monument is located at the intersection of South Street and Everett Street. Park just about anywhere - I parked at the VFW hall to the north of this location.

The monument not only defines the boundary between these two towns, it also defines the boundary between Norfolk and Bristol Counties. However, the line was orginally established in 1664 to define the boundary between Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth Colonies.
Monumentation Type: Stone post

Monument Category: County/Municipal boundary marker

Accessible to general public: yes

Historical significance:
This roadstone was placed to mark the town line between Plainville and North Attleborough. The line that this marker is on also marks the boundary between Norfolk and Bristol Counties and was originally established to mark the boundary between Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth Counties.

County: Norfolk and Bristol

USGS Quad: Attleborough

Approximate date of monument: 1/1/1890

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

Visit Instructions:
1. A closeup photo of the monument is required.
2. A 'distant' photo including the monument in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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