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Foxborough in Norfolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Morseville

 
 
Morseville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, May 31, 2012
1. Morseville Marker
Inscription. Populated by members of the Morse family since the early 1700's, this section of Foxborough was known as Morseville. By 1737, Jedediah Morse had dammed the Neponset River forming Crack Rock Pond and built both a saw mill and a bloomery forge near this spot. Leonard Morse operated a hoe factory in the mid-1800's. B F. Boyden and Sons later had a grist mill at the same privilege. A sense of community that centered on the Plimpton School for elementary students was further enhanced by the arrival of the railroad in 1886 and opening of a depot and post office which formally established the area as North Foxboro. Passenger rail service declined with the advent of the electric trolley line which ran from 1899 to 1919. The post office closed in 1906
 
Erected 2000 by Foxborough Historical Commission.
 
Location. 42° 5.141′ N, 71° 15.405′ W. Marker is in Foxborough, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County. Marker is on North Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Foxboro MA 02035, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Foxborough State Hospital Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Lakeview (approx. 1.3
Morseville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, May 31, 2012
2. Morseville Marker
miles away); Entering Baker Street Historic District (approx. 1.4 miles away); Memorial Hall (approx. 1.6 miles away); Centre Burial Ground (approx. 1.6 miles away); Union Straw Works / Birth of the Straw Hat Industry (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Reservoir on Powder House Hill / The Town House (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Town Lot (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Foxborough.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 292 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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