The Boston Post Road, originally known as Bay Path, was the first developed road west from Boston through central Massachusetts.

The trolley comes to the town of Shrewsbury, passing between Boston Hill on the left and Hamblin Hill on the right.

It was proposed to build a road from the east line of Amherst, on the country road, near William Breton’s house, to the great road in Shrewsbury.

Between Boston and Springfield, Massachusetts, along the Upper Boston Post Road, there are 40 surviving milestones.  


The purpose and goal of the Shrewsbury Historical Society shall be to keep alive and increase interest in the history of the Town of Shrewsbury; to collect and preserve items of special value, traditions, and curiosities; to encourage general public interest in the Society's work and to maintain such personal properties and real estate that may come under the control of the Society.


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