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

Paineburgh-Foxvale

 
 
Paineburgh-Foxvale Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lodge at Foxborough (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Straw Works / Birth of the Straw Hat Industry (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Reservoir on Powder House Hill / The Town House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Memorial Hall
Paineburgh-Foxvale Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Centre Burial Ground (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mansfield Orthodox Congregational Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Town Lot (approx. 1.7 miles away); Entering Baker Street Historic District (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foxborough.
 
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 336 times since then and 39 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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