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Palmer in Hampden County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

George Washington Memorial Highway

 
 
George Washington Memorial Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
1. George Washington Memorial Highway Marker
Inscription.  
This tablet marks
the
George
Washington
Memorial
Highway
at
Palmer
1732 ----- 1932

 
Erected 1932.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1732.
 
Location. 42° 9.642′ N, 72° 21.118′ W. Marker is in Palmer, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker is at the intersection of Wilbraham Street (U.S. 20) and Calkins Road, on the right when traveling east on Wilbraham Street. The top of the marker features a relief of George Washington's profile. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palmer MA 01069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. half a mile away); This Bell (approx. 1.7 miles away); First Meetinghouse Bell (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail
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(approx. 3.8 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (1933-1941) (approx. 5.9 miles away); Steerage Rock (approx. 8.2 miles away); Indian Hill (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palmer.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. See another marker for the George Washington Memorial Highway.
 
Marker on Wilbraham Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
2. Marker on Wilbraham Street
Markers in Palmer, Mass image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
3. Markers in Palmer, Mass
A Boston Post Road Marker is located next to the George Washington Memorial Highway marker.
Boston Post Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
4. Boston Post Road Marker
84
Mile from
Boston
Boston Post Road Marker (Reverse Side) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
5. Boston Post Road Marker (Reverse Side)
Replica of original
Post Road marker
Erected by
Palmer Historical
Commission
1996
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,769 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 11, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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