Milestone 56 Miles From Boston - 1767 Milestones - Leicester, Massachusetts
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 42° 15.023 W 071° 56.592
19T E 257198 N 4681771
Quick Description: Franklin Milestone located on west side of Leicester, Massachusetts.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/28/2008 11:43:19 AM
Waymark Code: WM4THK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 12

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 was inscribed "56 Miles From Boston" but is worn now. The stone is in the front yard of a house across the street from a drive-in theater. 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]

Established Date: 01/01/1767

Property Type: Private

Location Notes:
Locate on north side of Hwy 9 across from drive-in theater. It is in front yard of house but is visible from road.

Fee required: Not Listed

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