Walking the Post Road

Milestone in Walpole Center. 20 Miles BOSTON 1740. The milestone was formerly situated in front of Robbin’s Tavern on the way out of Walpole Center on the way to what is now Norfolk. Milestone’s were frequently placed by tavern keeper’s in order to draw business to their tavern.

1 Frederic J. Wood, The Turnpikes of new England and Evolution of Same through New England, Maryland, and Virginia (Boston: Marshall Jones, 1919), 28.

2. Tulley’s Almanack, 1698.

3. Hamilton, Itinerarium, 254-55.

4.B.F. Tolles, Norwood, A Centennial History (1973)

5 Patricia Fanning, Norwood: A History(Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2002).

6 Willard Delue, The Story of Walpole (Norwood, MA: Ambrose Press, 1925), 17.

7 Isaac Newton Lewis, History of Walpole Massachusetts (Walpole Historical Society, 1905), 12.

“I dined att Man’s in the town of Wrentham and was served by a fat irish girl, very pert and forward but not very engaging. I proceeded this night to Slake’s where I lay.”

Dr. Alexander Hamilton from his Itinerarium, Friday, August 17, 1744.