“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Athol in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)

Old Toll Gate

Old Toll Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Brousseau, August 25, 2019
1. Old Toll Gate Marker
Inscription.  From 1800-1830 travelers on this 5th Mass. Turnpike paid a fee to get past a toll gate here. It swung across the roadway from a toll house. Passage money paid for man and beast.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 42° 35.297′ N, 72° 12.89′ W. Marker is in Athol, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on Main Street (Massachusetts Route 2A), on the right when traveling north. Across from 1665 Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Main Street, Athol MA 01331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Uptown Common and 3rd Meetinghouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War l Memorial (about 600 feet away); Stagecoach Stop (about 600 feet away); Hiding Place for Slaves (about 700 feet away); Town House (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Town House (approx. 0.2 miles away); 4th Meetinghouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Town Pound (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athol.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2019, by Darren Brosseau of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 32 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 26, 2019, by Darren Brosseau of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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May. 30, 2023