Ben Franklin Mile Marker #30 plaque - Orient, New York
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos
N 41° 09.295 W 072° 14.462
18T E 731500 N 4559623
Quick Description: A post-mounted plaque at the Cross Sound Ferry terminal in Orient, New York, features Ben Franklin and lore about his mile marker No. 30 at this spot.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 1/10/2022 10:00:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM15J7V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 1

Long Description:

Near the farthest northeastern tip of Long Island, in the town of Orient, New York, at the vehicle loading area for the Cross Sound Ferry terminal at Orient Point stands a red plaque about Ben Franklin. Placed by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation in 2015, it reads:

Legends & Lore
MILE MARKER #30
According to local legend
Postmaster General Benjamin
Franklin set milestones in
1755 that mark the Post Road
From here to Riverhead.
New York Folklore Society
William C. Pomeroy Foundation 2015

Location Type: Historic Marker

Reference Web Site: [Web Link]

Property Type: Public

Fee required: no

Location Notes:
Orient Point, 41720 Main Road, Orient, New York, is at the eastern end of NY-25 on Long Island. The ferry terminal offers service between here and New London, Connecticut.


Established Date: Not listed

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