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Foxborough in Norfolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Paineburgh-Foxvale

 
 
Paineburgh-Foxvale Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bryan Simmons, May 31, 2012
1. Paineburgh-Foxvale Marker
Inscription.  Originally settled as Paineburgh, taking its name from the many members of the Paine family who settled here, this section of Foxborough had a strong sense of community with its own elementary school, chapel, railroad station and Post Office. Railroad officials requested a change of name for the depot in 1888 to avoid confusion with similar names. The name of the post office was also changed. Improvements in local transportation brought about a decline in passenger rail service and the depot was removed. Mail service transferred to the central district in 1906
 
Erected 2000 by Foxborough Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
 
Location. 42° 2.663′ N, 71° 14.028′ W. Marker is in Foxborough, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County. Marker is on Spring Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Foxboro MA 02035, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of
Paineburgh-Foxvale Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bryan Simmons, May 31, 2012
2. Paineburgh-Foxvale Marker
This is the school described in the marker. The School was moved in 2006 to behind the Town Hall.
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this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lodge at Foxborough (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Town Hall Clock (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Liberatore Brothers (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lowney Common (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mansfield Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mansfield World War II Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); DePillow Square (approx. 1.2 miles away); Union Straw Works / Birth of the Straw Hat Industry (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foxborough.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 446 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 20, 2022