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

The Dorchester School Farm

Town of Foxborough Incorporated 1778

 
 
The Dorchester School Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 1, 2012
1. The Dorchester School Farm Marker
Inscription. To help support its public school,Dorchester set aside a 650 acre farm in this vicinity which it leased in 1710 to Robert Calef for a total of 308 years. Solomon Hews was operating a tavern here in 1728 when governor William Burnet and the contingent escorting him from Bristol to Boston stopped here for refreshments. Hews lost the farm by foreclosure and it was broken up in 1772. The old tavern was demolished long ago.
 
Erected 2000 by Foxborough Historical Commission.
 
Location. 42° 2.369′ N, 71° 16.096′ W. Marker is in Foxborough, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County. Marker is at the intersection of South St and Paula Lane, on the left when traveling north on South St. 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. First Settler / Roads and Boundaries (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wading River Farm (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Town Lot (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Lodge at Foxborough (approx. 1.6 miles away); Paineburgh-Foxvale (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Reservoir on Powder House Hill / The Town House
The Dorchester School Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 1, 2012
2. The Dorchester School Farm Marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Memorial Hall (approx. 1.9 miles away); Centre Burial Ground (approx. 1.9 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 232 times since then and 4 times this year. 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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