IX Miles to Springfield Courthouse

IX Miles to Springfield Courthouse (HMG9B)

Location: Westfield, MA 01085 Hampden County
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N 42° 7.228', W 72° 44.942'

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Believed to be one of the mileposts erected by Elijah Bates "From Springfield Court House to Chester Factories," this marker stood at 80 Main Street for about 150 years. Lawyer Bates, principal owner of the Eighth Mass. Turnpike, built 1800-1805 to connect Westfield with Pittsfield, opened Bates Road for access to the turnpike terminus at the Russell line.

Re-erected in Park Square 1963
by the Western Hampden Historical Society
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HM NumberHMG9B
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Year Placed1963
Placed ByWestern Hampden Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 8:14am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 686072 N 4665603
Decimal Degrees42.12046667, -72.74903333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 7.228', W 72° 44.942'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 7' 13.68" N, 72° 44' 56.52" W
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Area Code(s)413
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 Court St, Westfield MA 01085, US
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