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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

 
 
Boston Post Road Marker #25 image. Click for full size.
By Suzanne Clary, July 21, 2010
1. Boston Post Road Marker #25
1927 marker is presumed missing as evidenced by 4 remaining boken posts in stone
Inscription. (Missing) Their locations were fixed by Benjamin Franklin the Deputy Postmaster General who for that purpose drove a chaise with a distance recorder over the route. Restored to this its original position June 1st, 1927, by the Village of Rye.
'Remove not the ancient landmark which thy fathers have set.'(Proverbs XXII Verse 28.)
 
Erected 1927 by Village of Rye.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this location, measured as the crow flies. The Purdy Burying Ground (approx. half a mile away); Old Rye Fort 1675 (approx. mile away); African Cemetery 1860-1964 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rye Meeting House (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named This is one of some 230 markers erected on the Boston Post Road in 1763
Milestone 25 (seen across street beneath stockade fence); marker is missing image. Click for full size.
By Suzanne Clary, August 20, 2010
2. Milestone 25 (seen across street beneath stockade fence); marker is missing
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Boston Post Road (approx. one mile away); Playland Amusement Park (approx. one mile away); Boston Post Road Historic District (approx. one mile 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.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2010, by Suzanne Clary of Rye, New York. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 18 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.
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