Rye in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
This is one of some 230 markers erected on the Boston Post Road in 1763
'Remove not the ancient landmark which thy fathers have set.'(Proverbs XXII Verse 28.)
Erected 1927 by Village of Rye.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical date for this entry is June 1, 1685.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 40° 58.208′ N, 73° 41.765′ W. Marker was in Rye, New York, in Westchester County. Marker was at the intersection of Boston Post Road (at milepost 25) and Parkway Drive on Boston Post Road. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: Boston Post Road, Rye NY 10580, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Purdy Burying Ground (approx. half a mile away); Milton Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Timothy Knapp House (approx. Old Rye Fort 1675 (approx. Ύ mile away); African Cemetery 1860-1964 (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Bird Homestead and Rye Meeting House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rye Meeting House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Milton Commercial District (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rye.
More about this marker. The marker that should be on this stone is missing. It would have been 1 of a set of at least 4 rectangular plaques attached to each of the milestones within the Village of Rye at the time.
This milestone appears to have had a plaque as well evidenced by the 4 visible post stumps but it is missing.
The milestone itself is set into a low stone wall without sidewalk access.
Regarding This is one of some 230 markers erected on the Boston Post Road in 1763. The rectangular metal marker that is presumed missing would be one that was attached by the Village of Rye in 1927 to milestone or "marker" 25 of the Boston Post Road also known as the Kings Highway, one of America's oldest roads. Rye President John Morehead spearheaded the erection of these plaques as one of his "betterment" initiatives. The locations of the milestones were originally set by Benjamin Franklin (b.1706 - d.1790) in 1763 and some were replaced by the Westchester Turnpike Commission in the early 1800s.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2010, by Suzanne Clary of Rye, New York. This page has been viewed 646 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 19, 2010, by Suzanne Clary of Rye, New York. 2. submitted on August 20, 2010, by Suzanne Clary of Rye, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.