Near Warren in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Boston Post Road
Boston Post Road was the original main thoroughfare through Warren. It took its name from its purpose – it was the route of the Colonial post service from New York to Boston, established in 1673. Postmaster Benjamin Franklin ordered mileposts to be set out along the route, marking the mileage to Boston, and setting mail rates according to distance. Some of these markers still stand.
Other sections of this road ran through Comins Pond to Brimfield Road and up Bay Path Road, past “Devil’s Elbow” and on to Reed St.
Erected 2001 by Warren Historical Commission.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brookfield MA 01506, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. Henry Knox Trail (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Boston Post Road (approx. 2.6 miles away); Fort Gilbert (approx. 2.7 miles away); Birthplace of Lucy Stone (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Birthplace of Lucy Stone (approx. 2.8 miles away); Brookfield (approx. 3.1 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 3˝ miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 4 miles away).
Categories. • Roads & Vehicles • War, US Revolutionary •
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2020. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,612 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 3, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.