This is one of the stone markers that date back at least two centuries, and once kept track of the distance from New York City. The “25” marker is difficult to spot, on a quiet stretch of the Post Road opposite Parkway Drive.
Our Journal News story today looks at the remaining collection of milestones in Westchester and the various efforts to preserve them.
In Rye, a local committee is moving to designate them as local landmarks. But fellow preservationists protested after the “26” milestone was taken out of a stone wall in front of Christ’s Church, resulting in damage. The committee would like to display it inside Rye City Hall, but Suzanne Clary of the Jay Heritage Center said the milestones should be preserved in their historic context.
A collection of milestones in Rye and Port Chester, including the 26th, were labeled with a plaque that included a quote from Proverbs: “Remove not the ancient landmark which thy fathers have set.”
Read the story and see photos of the remaining milestones here.