West Brookfield in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Boston Post Road
68 Miles from Boston
In 1767, while Benjamin Franklin was Postmaster General, mileage was marked out with stone markers from Boston to New York City.
Erected 2006 by West Brookfield Historical Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1673.
Location. 42° 14.172′ N, 72° 8.223′ W. Marker is in West Brookfield, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of E Main Street (Massachusetts Route 9) and School Street, on the right when traveling west on E Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Brookfield MA 01585, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Gilbert (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brookfield (approx. 1˝ miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Boston Post Road (approx. 2.6 miles away); Birthplace of Lucy Stone (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Birthplace of Lucy Stone (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Brookfield.
More about this marker. The top of the marker features a picture of a postal carrier on horseback.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,441 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 3, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.