As Boylston prepares for the traditional “perambulating of the bounds,” as required under state laws dating back to the 1600s, it is one of very few towns regularly undertaking the process.
It was last done in 2010, so the town is about six years behind.
But most communities have not done the process, which involves walking the borders of the town and updating border markers, for many years, often decades.
These pictures show two bound stones on the Hopedale-Mendon line. They are by Hartford Avenue in front of the Bicknell Cemetery.
Freedom Street at the Milford-Hopedale line.
At the Sudbury/Framingham line on Edgell Road/Nobscot Road.
Stones on the Framingham/Ashland line at Salem End Road.
The Ashland-Framingham border at Fountain Street
Sherborn and Framingham line on Kendall Avenue.
The Sudbury-Maynard line on Route 27.
The Hopkinton-Westborough line on Route 135.
Thompson, Connecticut and Douglas, Massachusetts.
Mendon-Millville border at Millville Street, Mendon.