Morseville (HM11TO)

Location: Foxborough, MA 02035 Norfolk County
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N 42° 5.141', W 71° 15.405'

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Populated by members of the Morse family since the early 1700's, this section of Foxborough was known as Morseville. By 1737, Jedediah Morse had dammed the Neponset River forming Crack Rock Pond and built both a saw mill and a bloomery forge near this spot. Leonard Morse operated a hoe factory in the mid-1800's. B F. Boyden and Sons later had a grist mill at the same privilege. A sense of community that centered on the Plimpton School for elementary students was further enhanced by the arrival of the railroad in 1886 and opening of a depot and post office which formally established the area as North Foxboro. Passenger rail service declined with the advent of the electric trolley line which ran from 1899 to 1919. The post office closed in 1906
HM NumberHM11TO
Year Placed2000
Placed ByFoxborough Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 12:23am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 313347 N 4661754
Decimal Degrees42.08568333, -71.25675000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 5.141', W 71° 15.405'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 5' 8.46" N, 71° 15' 24.30" W
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Area Code(s)508, 781, 774
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 90-92 North St, Foxborough MA 02035, US
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