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Riverhead in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Benjamin Franklin Mile Markers

 
 
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By Alexander Erwin, June 21, 2021
1. Benjamin Franklin Mile Markers Marker
Inscription.  In 1755, Benjamin Franklin, Deputy Postmaster General for North America, started from near this point in his specially equipped carriage to lay out 30 stone mile markers along the King's Highway (now Routh 25) from Suffolk Court House (now Riverhead) to Oysterponds (now Orient). This trip was part of his efforts to make the postal system more efficient for its customers and more profitable for himself.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraCommunications. A significant historical year for this entry is 1755.
 
Location. 40° 55.013′ N, 72° 39.731′ W. Marker is in Riverhead, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on East Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 E Main St, Riverhead NY 11901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Duck Farm (approx. 1.1 miles away); Big Duck Ranch (approx. 2.2 miles away); Battles of Penny’s and Luce’s Landing (approx. 4.3 miles away); Old Orchard (approx. 5.9 miles away); Pigthle (approx. 5.9 miles away); Hallock Homestead
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By Alexander Erwin, June 21, 2021
2. Mile Markers Marker
The marker can be seen on the left infront of Tweeds. This view is looking westward at the intersection of East Main Street & Peconic Ave
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(approx. 5.9 miles away); Horse Block (approx. 5.9 miles away); a different marker also named Hallock Homestead (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverhead.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2021, by Alexander Erwin of East Patchogue, New York. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2021, by Alexander Erwin of East Patchogue, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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