Milestone 52 Miles From Boston - 1767 Milestones - Leicester, Massachusetts
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 42° 14.518 W 071° 52.027
19T E 263444 N 4680622
Quick Description: Franklin Milestone located on east side of Leicester, Massachusetts.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/28/2008 10:36:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM4TH2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 18

Long Description:
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 "52 Miles From Boston" The milestone has now been incorporated into a stone wall across the road from Hank's Marine 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]

Property Type: Public

Location Notes:
Located on north side of Hwy 9 across street from Hank's Marine. Highway can be busy be careful crossing highway.


Established Date: Not listed

Fee required: Not Listed

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