FRANKLIN MILE MARKERS

"Franklin" Mile Markers

The Mile Markers located on the North Fork of Long Island were placed there in the early 19th century  to mark the Post Road to Boston.Supposedly, the roads through Connecticut were too poor to be used, and so the Post Road came out from New York City onto Long Island to the tip of Orient Point. There a small ferry could take the Postman to far eastern Connecticut where he could travel on to Boston, Massachusetts.

 

Marker numbers 1-6 were located west of Laurel, and no longer exist (some believe they may have been wooden and did not survive). Robert P. Long's 1991 book on the Markers has a number of errors regarding the existing stones and those that were lost or replaced. Below are images of all of the existing North Fork markers in their current state.

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Milemarker #15

Granite (original) Peconic, Rte 25