Boston Post Road

Boston Post Road (HMC6I)

Location: Warren, MA 01083 Worcester County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 13.038', W 72° 10.808'

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This section of the old Boston Post Road - Washington Street to Southbridge Road - was probably named for General George Washington who traveled this way en route to Boston to take command of the American troops in 1775. He had paused at the Solomon Keyes home at the intersection of Washington and East Streets, to confer with Captain Putnam about supplying Minutemen from this area. Many local men marched to Boston the day after the Battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775.

Boston Post Road was the original main thoroughfare through Warren. It took its name from its purpose - it was the route of the Colonial post service from New York to Boston, established in 1673. Postmaster Benjamin Franklin ordered mileposts to be set out along the route, marking the mileage to Boston, and setting mail rates according to distance. Some of these markers still stand.

Other sections of this road ran through Comins Pond to Brimfield Road and up Bay Path Road, past "Devil's Elbow" and on to Reed St.
Details
HM NumberHMC6I
Year Placed2001
Placed ByWarren Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 3:14pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 732747 N 4677753
Decimal Degrees42.21730000, -72.18013333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 13.038', W 72° 10.808'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 13' 2.28" N, 72° 10' 48.48" W
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Area Code(s)413
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 80-392 Boston Post Rd, Warren MA 01083, US
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