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

IX Miles to Springfield Courthouse

 
 
IX Miles to Springfield Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
1. IX Miles to Springfield Courthouse Marker
Inscription. Believed to be one of the mileposts erected by Elijah Bates “From Springfield Court House to Chester Factories,” this marker stood at 80 Main Street for about 150 years. Lawyer Bates, principal owner of the Eighth Mass. Turnpike, built 1800-1805 to connect Westfield with Pittsfield, opened Bates Road for access to the turnpike terminus at the Russell line.

Re-erected in Park Square 1963
by the Western Hampden Historical Society

 
Erected 1963 by Western Hampden Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 7.228′ N, 72° 44.942′ W. Marker is in Westfield, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker is at the intersection of Elm Street (U.S. 202) and Court Street, on the left when traveling south on Elm Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westfield MA 01085, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Westfield Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieut. Richard Falley (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Apremont Park (approx. 3.2
Springfield Mileage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
2. Springfield Mileage Marker
miles away); 104th Infantry Regiment (approx. 3.2 miles away); The 104th U.S. Infantry (approx. 3.2 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 5.7 miles away); Hessian Encampment (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westfield.
 
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Re-dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
3. Re-dedication Plaque
Marker in Westfield Park Square image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2009
4. Marker in Westfield Park Square
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,005 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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