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Boston Post Road

Definition: Mail route that ran from Boston to New York. The original Boston Post Road, later called the Upper Road, went into use in 1673. Two other mail routes were known as the Middle and Lower roads. You can see remnants of the Lower Road in the path of the modern Highway 1.

Related Resources:
Colonial Times
Find out more about the period before the formation of the country.

Elsewhere on the Web:
The Boston Post Road
More about one of America's first mail delivery routes.

Early American Trails and Roads
This very helpful site has descriptions of many famous trails and roads of early America.

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