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

East Foxborough

 
 
East Foxborough Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, May 31, 2012
1. East Foxborough Marker
Inscription. Settled by members of the Atherton, Boyden, Hodges, Morse, Pratt, Robbins and other families, This section was known as Robbins Corner for many years. The identity changed with the arrival of the railroad and the establishment of East Foxboro Depot and Post Office. A sense of community focused on the Pratt School, the East Foxboro Community Club and a chapel. Claiming an unequal distribution of tax benefits by the more heavily populated center of town, residents waged an unsuccessful effort in 1902 to become a separate town named Sumner. As a compromise a new elementary school was built. The chapel and community club eventually closed, as did the passenger depot. Mail service transferred to the central district in 1956.
 
Erected 2000 by Foxborough Historical Commission.
 
Location. 42° 3.74′ N, 71° 12.276′ W. Marker is in Foxboro, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Cocasset St and Community Way, in the median on Cocasset St. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Foxboro MA 02035, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paineburgh-Foxvale ( approx. 1.9 miles away); Borderland
East Foxborough Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, May 31, 2012
2. East Foxborough Marker
( approx. 2 miles away); The Lodge at Foxborough ( approx. 2 miles away); Union Straw Works / Birth of the Straw Hat Industry ( approx. 2.2 miles away); Memorial Hall ( approx. 2.3 miles away); Centre Burial Ground ( approx. 2.3 miles away); The Reservoir on Powder House Hill / The Town House ( approx. 2.3 miles away); Entering Baker Street Historic District ( approx. 2.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 18 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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