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

Memorial Hall

 
 
Memorial Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, May 31, 2012
1. Memorial Hall Marker
Inscription.  Proud of those who fought and died in the Civil War, as well as those who assisted the war effort in so many ways, the people of Foxborough wanted a more suitable monument than just a tablet as a symbol of their appreciation. In 1868 they erected Memorial Hall at a cost of $10,000 and dedicated it to all those whose lives were touched by war. Tablets inside the building honor the Patriots of 1776, Veterans of 1812 as well as the Civil War. The building was home to the Boyden library from 1871 to 1968. Memorial hall is now the town museum and archives, where the past is preserved with pride to reaffirm our faith in the future.
 
Erected 2001 by Foxborough Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 42° 3.831′ N, 71° 14.98′ W. Marker is in Foxborough, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County. Marker is on Central Street (Massachusetts Route 140), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22 South St, Foxboro MA 02035, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker
Memorial Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, May 31, 2012
2. Memorial Hall
, measured as the crow flies. Centre Burial Ground (here, next to this marker); The Reservoir on Powder House Hill / The Town House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Straw Works / Birth of the Straw Hat Industry (about 600 feet away); Entering Baker Street Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Town Lot (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lakeview (approx. 1.1 miles away); Foxborough State Hospital Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Lodge at Foxborough (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foxborough.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 474 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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