The Dorchester School Farm

The Dorchester School Farm (HM11TT)

Location: Foxborough, MA 02035 Norfolk County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 2.369', W 71° 16.096'

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Town of Foxborough Incorporated 1778

To help support its public school,Dorchester set aside a 650 acre farm in this vicinity which it leased in 1710 to Robert Calef for a total of 308 years. Solomon Hews was operating a tavern here in 1728 when governor William Burnet and the contingent escorting him from Bristol to Boston stopped here for refreshments. Hews lost the farm by foreclosure and it was broken up in 1772. The old tavern was demolished long ago.
HM NumberHM11TT
Year Placed2000
Placed ByFoxborough Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 2:59am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 312258 N 4656649
Decimal Degrees42.03948333, -71.26826667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 2.369', W 71° 16.096'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 2' 22.14" N, 71° 16' 5.76" W
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Area Code(s)508, 781, 774
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 345 South St, Foxborough MA 02035, US
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