Milestone 62 Miles From Boston - 1767 Milestones - East Brookfield, Massachusetts
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 42° 13.622 W 072° 02.721
18T E 743835 N 4679211
Quick Description: Franklin Milestone located on the east side of East Brookfield, Massachusetts.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/28/2008 6:58:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM4TN6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 19

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 "Miles From Boston 62". The stone is incorporated into a stone post for a stone wall on the north side of the road. There is a local historical marker next to the milestone. 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: Public

Location Notes:
North side of Hwy 9 east of East Brookfield, accessible from road right-of-way


Fee required: Not Listed

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