Where is the Farm?

Where is the Farm? (HM28LE)

Location: Sturbridge, MA 01566 Worcester County
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N 42° 6.43', W 72° 5.841'

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The Salem Towne House Built in 1796 in Charlton, Massachusetts
Like most of their neighbors, the Towne family farmed. As you can see from their house, they were more prosperous than most. While a typical family farm in 1830s New England might have averaged about 80 acres, the Townes owned over 300 acres of pasture, hayfields, woodlot, orchards, and "tillage," or cropland.
The Towne family farm was not all one neat property, but consisted of several pieces, some distant from each other. (Some farmers even owned and worked land in more than one town!) If it were all in one piece, the Towne family farm would be almost a mile long and half a mile wide. That is considerably larger than all of the Old Sturbridge Village property that you will see today! Use your imagination to envision such a large farm. It could support dozens of cattle, along with pigs, horses, chickens, and perhaps more than 100 sheep.
HM NumberHM28LE
Placed ByOld Sturbridge Village
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 739997 N 4665753
Decimal Degrees42.10716667, -72.09735000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 6.43', W 72° 5.841'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 6' 25.8" N, 72° 5' 50.46" W
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Area Code(s)508, 774
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge MA 01566, US
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