Boston Post Road

Boston Post Road (HMC6K)

Location: West Brookfield, MA 01585 Worcester County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 14.172', W 72° 8.223'

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68 Miles from Boston

This road is the first mail route in North America, established in 1673 by King Charles II of England.

In 1767, while Benjamin Franklin was Postmaster General, mileage was marked out with stone markers from Boston to New York City.
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HM NumberHMC6K
Series This marker is part of the Postal Mail and Philately series
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Year Placed2006
Placed ByWest Brookfield Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 5:49am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 736233 N 4679970
Decimal Degrees42.23620000, -72.13705000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 14.172', W 72° 8.223'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 14' 10.32" N, 72° 8' 13.38" W
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Area Code(s)508, 413
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 179-245 E Main St, West Brookfield MA 01585, US
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