Franklin Mile Marker - 33 Miles To Boston - 1767 Milestones - Northborough, MA[
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 19.748 W 071° 37.327
19T E 283957 N 4689650
Quick Description: A Franklin mile marker is located on the north side of East Main Street in Northborough, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 10/26/2016 9:42:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMTB30
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:

The Boston Post Road was part of the Colonial mail route between New York City and Boston. The Upper Post Road went from New York, NY to New Haven, CT to Springfield, MA and on to Boston, MA. It was established in 1676 by order of King Charles II to facilitate communication among Colonial governors.

In 1767, under Postmaster General Benjamin Franklin, stone mileage markers were placed along the road to better determine postal rates, which were, at that time, based on distance. These stones are commonly known as Franklin milestones. Many of these stone markers still exist. The 1767 Milestones are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This 1767 Franklin mile marker is located on the north side of East Main Street in an open area near the road. The inscription is very clear; it reads:

33
Miles
To
Boston

Location Type: Franklin Mile Marker

Reference Web Site: [Web Link]

Established Date: 1/1/1767

Property Type: Public

Fee required: no

Location Notes:
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