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By Alexander Schwarzmueller, September 8, 2014
Lady Blanche House Marker
New Hampshire (Carroll County), Bartlett — 109 — Lady Blanche House
This rustic cottage was once the home of Thomas Murphy and his wife, Lady Blanche, daughter of the Earl of Gainsborough. Thomas was the organist at the church on the Earl's estate. The commoner and the lady eloped to America, where Thomas taught at . . . — Map (db m77640) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), Conway — In Memory of Joseph LaurentAbenaki Chief
Author of Abenaki & English Dialogues Born 1839 —— Died 1917 St. Francis Indian Reserve, Odanak, Quebec In 1884 he led back to the land of their fathers a group of Abenaki and Sokoki Indians and established here in the woods of . . . — Map (db m78682) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), Conway — 038 — White Mountain School of Art
Since Thomas Cole's visit in 1828, New Hampshire's splendid scenery has been an enduring inspiration to countless landscape artists. From 1850 to 1890 this region was particularly favored for their easels. Benjamin Champney (1817-1907), New . . . — Map (db m74557) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), Hart's Location — 0213 — Frankenstein Trestle
The high steel trestle above was built in 1893 to replace a wrought iron trestle of 1875, and was strengthened in 1930 and 1950. Named for American Artist Godfrey N. Frankenstein (1820-1873), the adjacent cliff and gulf were formidable barriers to . . . — Map (db m77698) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), Hart's Location — 186 — Sawyer's Rock
In 1771, Timothy Lash of Lancaster and Benjamin Sawyer of Conway made a bargain with Governor John Wentworth to bring a horse through Crawford Notch in order to prove the route’s commercial value. The pair succeeded by dragging and lowering the . . . — Map (db m75235) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), Madison — 207 — Granville Homestead
Nearby is the birthplace of the Granville brothers Zantford (Granny), Thomas, Robert, Mark and Edward and sisters Pearle and Gladys. With Madison natives Hiram Jones, Harry Jones, and Elson Ward, they formed the Granville Brothers Aircraft Co. in . . . — Map (db m77922) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Ball Signal
This BALL SIGNAL was once located at WAUMBEK JUNCTION, a crossing of the Maine Central R.R. and Boston & Maine R.R. in the Town of Jefferson, New Hampshire. The signal was operated by a member of the train crew. One ball raised to the masthead . . . — Map (db m78692) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Caboose B&M 104391
This caboose, one of 500 similar units that once served on the Boston & Maine Railroad, was built by the B&M at their shops in East Fitchburg, Mass. in 1907. Many were later rebuilt with steel underframes, steel trucks, and full-width cupola. This . . . — Map (db m78324) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Caboose CV-4011
This caboose was built in the year 1910 at the Central Vermont Railway shops in St. Albans, Vermont. It later was modified with a steel underframe about 1925. Most of its 60 years of service were spent in southern New England on the Central . . . — Map (db m79065) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Caboose Grand Trunk Ry. No 75953
This 23 ton caboose is owned by John Egan of Largo, FL and formerly of Gorham, NH. The car was built about 1915 by Central Vermont Railway in their shops at St. Albans, VT. About 1930 it was transferred to the affiliated Grand Trunk Railway. John . . . — Map (db m78684) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Crossing Gate
Crossing Gates of this sort once protected busy road crossings throughout the United States. They were usually operated by a full time crossing tender, a man or woman that worked out of a small "crossing shanty" that offered some protection from the . . . — Map (db m78362) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Flanger CV 4233
This unusual car has two air-operated flanger blades that drop down to remove snow from between the rails. The car is 34 feet long and weighs over 20 tons. The 4233 was built by the Erie Car Works of Erie, Pa. in 1891 for the Central Vermont . . . — Map (db m78337) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Freight House
This freight house was built about 1872 by the Portsmouth, Great Falls & Conway Railroad. This building became the commercial center of the growing village of North Conway, as box car loads of supplies for the local merchants and farmers were . . . — Map (db m78344) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Maine Central Instruction Car No. 2001
In 1914 the Pullman Company built this all steel car as a 87 seat coach-smoker for the Maine Central Railroad. It started out as Maine Central No. 252, and was later renumbered 209 with seating capacity reduced to 73, with 11 seats in the smoking . . . — Map (db m78343) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — North Conway 5¢ and 10¢ Store
North Conway 5¢ and 10¢ Store is listed on the National Register Of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m78246) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Roundhouse
Built Ca. 1874 by the Portsmouth, Great Falls, and Conway Railroad. For well over a century this sturdy old building, with its four stalls, has served as a shelter where locomotives can be repaired, serviced and stored. Over the years stalls have . . . — Map (db m78338) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Schouler Park
By vote of the Conway town meeting of 1924 the $3,000 bequest of Dr. James Schouler was used to buy this land from the Boston and Maine Railroad. It was deeded to the town on express condition that it be used only for a public park, and named . . . — Map (db m78325) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — The Railroad Station
In 1872 the tracks of the Portsmouth, Great Falls & Conway Railroad were completed to North Conway, and in 1874 the railroad built this magnificent building to serve as their depot and offices. Nathaniel J. Bradlee, a well-known Boston architect, . . . — Map (db m78859) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — To Those Who Served in the World War
A memorial to those who served in the World War from North Conway, New Hampshire 1917 1919 — Map (db m78326) WM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Water Standpipe
This device, erected in 1978, is used to fill a steam locomotive's tender tank with fresh water. The coal fire in a steam locomotive heats tremendous amounts of water to produce the steam that powers the train. The tender tank in Conway Scenic . . . — Map (db m79066) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Wig Wag Signal
An approaching train sets this signal in motion, with the red disc swinging back and forth, the red lights flashing in sequence and the ringing of the warning bell. This obsolete machine, one of many similar ones that once guarded rural highways in . . . — Map (db m78361) HM
New Hampshire (Carroll County), Wonalancet — 155 — Chinook Kennels
Purchased and moved to this site in 1930 by Milton and Eva B. "Short" Seeley, these kennels produced sled dogs for exploration, racing, and showing. For almost 50 years Chinook Kennels exerted a profound influence upon the Alaskan Malamute and . . . — Map (db m95817) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Chesterfield — 095 — Chief Justice Harlan Fiske Stone
Born October 11, 1872, in a modest cottage 1.7 miles southeast of here on Horseshoe Road, Stone graduated from Amherst College and Columbia Law School, returning to the latter as Dean, 1910-1924. Attorney General in President Coolidge’s . . . — Map (db m74560) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Chesterfield — 060 — First Methodist Meeting Place In New Hampshire
In 1772 "the people called Methodist" held their first religious meeting in this state on the James Robertson farm, 1.2 miles north of here, on Christian Street, with Philip Embury as the preacher. On June 20, 1803, Francis Asbury spoke here using . . . — Map (db m85918) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Chesterfield — 216 — Pierce Shops
Spofford Village attained national stature in the 19th century for the manufacture of bits, augers, and gimlets in a series of shops powered by Partridge Brook. Beginning about 1825, Benjamin Pierce, members of the Hopkins family, and others also . . . — Map (db m85874) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Hinsdale — 112 — Hinsdale's Auto Pioneer
In the Holman and Merriman Machine Shop opposite this location, George A. Long of Northfield (Mass.) in 1875 built a steam propelled four wheel automobile with a fifth wheel for steering. This vehicle, fired by hardwood charcoal, had a bicycle-type . . . — Map (db m74561) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Hinsdale — 204 — Newhall & Stebbins
Formed in 1856, the firm Newhall & Stebbins began manufacturing the Granite State Field Mower in 1860. Machined out of cast iron with few bolts, the mowers were intended for use on the uneven terrain of New England farms. In 1870 the company . . . — Map (db m74562) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Keene — Deacon Josiah Fisher
Near this spot Deacon Josiah Fisher was killed and scalped by an Indian, July 10, 1745, a pioneer settler of this town in 1734. — Map (db m70320) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Keene — 086 — Hampshire Pottery1871 - 1923
About 150 feet north of here stood the famous Hampshire Pottery Works founded by James Scolly Taft for the manufacture of earthenware. In 1878 Majolica ware was a major product, followed in 1883 by the addition of useful and decorative art objects . . . — Map (db m85873) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Keene — 226 — Jonathan Myrick Daniels1939 - 1965
Civil Rights activist Daniels worshiped at St. James Episcopal Church during his high school years. Born in Keene, he graduated from Virginia Military Institute before entering the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, MA. While studying for . . . — Map (db m85872) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Keene — 069 — Keene Glass Industry
The first of two famous Keene glass factories was established near this site in 1814 and produced window glass for the New England area until 1853. Another glass works (1815-1842), 1.5 miles southeast of here on Marlboro Street, made bottles and . . . — Map (db m74563) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Keene — The First Meeting House in Upper Ashuelot
The First Meeting House in Upper Ashuelot, now Keene was built on this knoll in 1736-7. Here also was located the Burying Ground of the original settlers. Erected by Ashuelot Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution in 1913 — Map (db m59779) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Keene — The Old Fort
This boulder marks the site of the old fort built in 1738 by the early settlers of Upper Ashuelot as a refuge from the Indians. This memorial erected in 1906 by Ashuelot Chapter D.A.R. and Keene Chapter S.A.R. — Map (db m59781) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Keene — The Old Road to Boston
Erected by Ashuelot Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, April 12, 1902, to mark the beginning of the Old Road to Boston, over which the soldiers of the revolution from Keene marched under Captain Isaac Wyman, April 21, 1775, in response to . . . — Map (db m59828) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Stoddard — 52 — Stoddard Glass
Glassmaking in this town covered the years 1842-1873. Nearby stood the South Stoddard Glass Works founded by Joseph Foster in 1842. A second works was erected in 1846 at Mill Village two miles north. In its day a major industry of the State, . . . — Map (db m77059) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Walpole — 061 — First Connecticut River Bridge
The first bridge across this river was built approximately ¼ mile north of this location in 1785 by Col. Enoch Hale. This toll bridge, replaced in 1840, was recognized in the 18th century as one of America's outstanding bridges because of its . . . — Map (db m85922) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Walpole — John Kilburn Cabin
. . . — Map (db m66284) HM WM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), West Chesterfield — Site of First House in Chesterfield
Site of First House in Chesterfield Built November 1761 by Moses Smith — Map (db m44492) HM
New Hampshire (Cheshire County), Westmoreland — 074 — Park Hill Meeting House
This church, built on the northeast corner of Cole Cemetery in 1762, was moved in sections by ox cart in 1779 to this location, then known as Federal Hill. A steeple with a bell cast by the Paul Revere Foundry was added in 1826. This edifice is . . . — Map (db m90195) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Bean's Grant — 45 — Mount Washington Cog Railway
Completed in 1869 for $139,500, this unique railway was built through the genius and enterprise of Herrick and Walter Aiken of Franklin and Sylvester Marsh of Campton. Over three miles long, the average grade to the 6,293-foot summit is one foot in . . . — Map (db m77797) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Berlin — 159 — Boom Piers
The small man-made 'islands' in the river were used to secure a chain of boom logs which divided the Androscoggin River during the colorful and dramatic annual log drives, when the Brown Paper Company and the International Paper Company shared the . . . — Map (db m74564) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Berlin — 215 — Maynesborough's First Residence1824
On the knoll north of this site, William Sessions and his nephew, Cyrus Wheeler erected "the first building that could be honored with the name of house" in what is now Berlin, NH. Sessions helped clear many other farms in the area. In the 20th . . . — Map (db m87972) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Carroll — 087 — Crawford House
Abel Crawford and son, Ethan Allen Crawford, built the first Crawford House in 1828. It was run by Ethan's brother, Thomas, until sold in 1852. Fires in 1854 and 1859 destroyed the original inn and a replacement. Col. Cyrus Eastman erected the third . . . — Map (db m75236) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Carroll — 122 — Mount Washington Hotel / Bretton Woods Monetary Conference
Mount Washington Hotel Standing to the east, the Mount Washington Hotel was completed in 1902 as one of the largest, most modern grand hotels in the White Mountains, one of the few built in a single campaign. Designed by New York architect . . . — Map (db m77641) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Carroll — 30 — The Crawford Family
For whom the Notch is named, included Abel and his sons, Thomas J. and Ethan Allen. They established the first regional hotels and pioneered in opening the White Mountain area to the public. Ethan and his wife, Lucy Howe Crawford, author of an 1846 . . . — Map (db m44299) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Carroll — 233 — Zealand and James Everell Henry
The village of Zealand grew up in 1875 to serve the logging industry. Henry owned 10,000 acres in the heart of the White Mtns., with a 10-mile railroad to move logs from forest to sawmill. The village had a post office, school, store, housing, and . . . — Map (db m74556) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Clarksville — 115 — 45th Parallel
At this point you stand on the 45th parallel halfway between the Equator and the North Pole. At this point you stand also at longitude 71° 24' West from Greenwich, England. A line from this point through the center of the earth would emerge in . . . — Map (db m75603)
New Hampshire (Coos County), Dixville Notch — 171 — Dixville Notch"First in the Nation"
New Hampshire has held the first-in-the-nation presidential primaries since 1920. With the first presidential "beauty contest" in 1952, our citizens have personally met the candidates and by popular ballot have declared their preference for their . . . — Map (db m74566) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Gorham — Mount Washington SummitThe Highest Wind Ever Observed
The highest wind ever observed by man was recorded here. From 1932 to 1937 the Mt. Washington Conservatory was operated in the summit stage office then occupying this site in a great storm of April 12, 1934. The crew’s instruments measured a wind . . . — Map (db m62065) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Jefferson — 152 — Cherry Mountain Slide
On July 10, 1885, at 6 a.m., a slide from Cherry Mountain's northern peak left a deep gash from Owl's Head to the valley. A million tons of boulders, trees and mud loosed by a cloudburst rolled and tumbled a tortuous two miles, destroying Oscar . . . — Map (db m77633) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Jefferson — 229 — Granny Stalbird1755-1845
Known as Granny Stalbird, Deborah Vicker came through Crawford Notch c.1796 as cook for Col. Joseph Whipple. It is said she brought the first bible to the north country. She married Richard Stalbird and settled on land deeded to her by Whipple in . . . — Map (db m77632) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Jefferson — 019 — Thaddeus S. C. Lowe1832-1913
Born nearby, this inventor and scientist gained unique distinction as a pioneer aeronaut in the United States. He organized and directed a military balloon force during the Civil War and later invented a number of important and basic devices for . . . — Map (db m77635) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Lancaster — 173 — Lake Coos and the Presidential Range
Lancaster, founded in 1763, lies on the bed of glacial Lake Coos, formed as the glaciers receded 14,000 years ago. Today, the Connecticut, an American Heritage River, flows along the bottom of the ancient lake. You stand at a gateway to The Great . . . — Map (db m75697) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Lancaster — 219 — The Weeks Act1911
The Lodge atop Mt. Prospect was the summer home of John Wingate Weeks (1860-1926), renowned "Father of the Eastern National Forests," author of The Weeks Act, passed by the U.S. Congress, March 1, 1911. The Act enables the government to buy . . . — Map (db m77613) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Lancaster — 084 — Wilder-Holton House
This Structure, erected by Major Jonas Wilder, from boards planed and nails wrought on the site, originally possessing a four-fireplace chimney and Indian shutters, is Coos County's first two-storey dwelling. Construction was initiated on the noted . . . — Map (db m77609) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Milan — 227 — The Nansen Ski Jump
Named for Fridjof Nansen, the Greenland explorer, Berlin's first ski club formed in 1872. The club sponsored the "Big Nansen" constructed in 1936–38 by the National Youth Administration and the City of Berlin. At the time, it was possibly the . . . — Map (db m87929) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Pinkham's Grant — 011 — First Ascent of Mount Washington
Darby Field, a New Hampshire settler, accomplished this difficult feat in 1642 from a southerly approach. Partly guided by Indians and with only primitive equipment at his disposal, he is thus alleged to be the originator of all Mount Washington . . . — Map (db m77638) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Pittsburg — 001 — Republic of Indian Stream
In 1832 the settlers of the area between Indian Stream and Hall's Stream, claimed by both Canada and the United States, set up the independent republic of Indian Stream. Yielding to New Hampshire in 1836, Indian Stream became part of Pittsburg and . . . — Map (db m75611) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Randolph — 220 — The Ravine House1877-1963
In 1876 Abel Watson and his son Laban converted their farm on this site, facing King Ravine on Mt. Adams, into a summer boarding house. Enlarged in 1884 and subsequently, the Ravine House became a key institution in opening up the northern . . . — Map (db m77634) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Stark — 150 — Camp StarkGerman Prisoner of War Camp
In the spring of 1944 a high fence and four guard towers transformed a former Civilian Conservation Corps camp on this site into New Hampshire's sole World War II prisoner of war camp. Approximately 250 German and Austrian soldiers, most captured . . . — Map (db m87928) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Stewartstown — 064 — 45th Parallel
As you stand at this point on the 45th parallel you are half way between the Equator and the North Pole. — Map (db m75633)
New Hampshire (Coos County), Stewartstown — 047 — Metallak
Hunter, trapper, fisherman and guide, well and favorably known by the region's early settlers, "The Lone Indian of the Magalloway" was the last survivor of a band of Abnaki inhabiting the Upper Androscoggin. Blinded by accidents, Metallak died a . . . — Map (db m75602) HM
New Hampshire (Coos County), Stratford — 034 — Log Drives
The dramatic process of conveying lumber logs and pulpwood from northern New Hampshire forests to manufacturing centers, by driving them down the Connecticut River, spanned the turn into the Twentieth Century. Hardy crews of "white-water men" . . . — Map (db m75601) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Ashland — 163 — Boston, Concord, & Montreal Railroad
The Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad was chartered in 1844. Construction of the main line began in Concord in 1846. The tracks were completed to Laconia in 1848, to Ashland in 1849, and to Wells River, Vermont in 1853. The B. C&M RR merged with . . . — Map (db m74567) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Ashland — 100 — George Hoyt Whipple
Nearby, on Pleasant Street, is the birthplace and childhood home of George Hoyt Whipple, pathologist, researcher and teacher. Dr. Whipple’s most significant research led to the development of the liver therapy for pernicious anemia. For his work, he . . . — Map (db m74568) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Ashland — Soldiers of Ashland Memorial
In Memory of the Soldiers of Ashland in the War. 1861-1865. Erected by the town. G.M. Keye’s Post G.A.R. and Woman’s Relief Corps. Dedicated May 30th 1899. Town Committee: Thomas E. Greney-6th N. H. Vol’s, Frank L. Hughes-12th N. H. Vol’s, Edward P. . . . — Map (db m65884) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Bath — 217 — Bath Bridge
Erected in 1928, this riveted steel Warren truss span was built to replace a wooded span destroyed in the 1927 flood. This efficient truss design is based on a series of equilateral triangles with verticals added for strength. Boston Bridge Works . . . — Map (db m75772) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Bath — 121 — Bath, New Hampshire
Settled in 1766 by Jaasiel Harriman whose cabin was near the Great Rock. His nine year old daughter Mercy carried dirt in her apron to the top of this unique rock formation. Here she planted corn, pumpkins and cucumbers, making the first garden . . . — Map (db m74569) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Bethlehem — 198 — Alderbrook
Alderbrook developed around a sawmill built by H.C. Libbey in 1877. The Village grew to include a post office, a dozen company-owned houses, a boarding house, school and railroad station. The mill employed as many as 40 to 60 men and cut as much as . . . — Map (db m77642) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Bethlehem — 218 — Pierce Bridge
By 1920 the adjacent road, Rt. 302 was part of the Teddy Roosevelt (TR) Trail, which ran from Maine to Oregon. It was an important way for tourists to access the White Mountains. After the 1927 floods, many bridges needed to be quickly replaced. . . . — Map (db m44289) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Easton — 200 — Wildwood
In this area of Easton (formerly part of Landaff and before that, Lincoln), the settlement of Wildwood once stood. At the turn of the 20th century Wildwood was a center for the "slash and run" logging of Mt. Moosilauke. The Village included a . . . — Map (db m75773) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — A Bit of History
The land you see as you stand here all lies within the township of Lincoln, granted on January 31, 1764 to James Avery and others and named after Henry Clinton, ninth Earl of Lincoln. The original grant contained 32,456 acres. Settlers did not . . . — Map (db m76422) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — Eastern Brook Trout
The fish you see in this pool are Eastern Brook Trout (Salvelinus Fontinalis), sometimes called Speckled or Native Trout, but best known as Squaretails.

Found throughout New Hampshire they thrive in the clear, cold waters of the northern park . . . — Map (db m76424) HM

New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — Franconia Notch State Park
This 6,500 acre park is often called the Flagship of the New Hampshire state park system.

Called a "mountainous defile" by early settlers and travelers, this valley today is one of America's great parks. Some two million people from all over . . . — Map (db m76423) HM

New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — Franconia Range
The mountains you are looking at are part of the Franconia Range and like the rest of the White Mountains are among the oldest in the world. They date back to a period in geological time more than 400 million years ago when this area was covered by . . . — Map (db m76420) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — 009 — Stone Iron Furnace
Due west stands New Hampshire's sole-surviving example of a post-Revolutionary furnace for smelting local iron ore. The industry flourished during first half of 19th century. It produced pig and bar iron for farm tools and cast iron ware, including . . . — Map (db m77964) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Franconia — The Flume
This narrow gorge 700 feet in length with walls of granite 60 to 70 feet high was formed thousands of years ago when magma, filled an east-west fracture in the side of Mt. Liberty. Erosion resulting from water flowing over this lava dike through . . . — Map (db m76421) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Haverhill — 104 — Ebenezer MacKintosh1737-1816
Born in Boston and a veteran of the 1758 Battle of Ticonderoga. As a known participant in the Boston Tea Party, for his own and his children’s safety, he walked to North Haverhill in early 1774. He later served in the Northern Army under Gen. Gates . . . — Map (db m77798) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Haverhill — 160 — Haverhill Corner Historic DistrictNational Register of Historic Places, 1987 Town of Haverhill granted, 1763
"The Corner" was part of a mile-wide strip of land claimed by both Haverhill and Piermont, and finally divided between them. Haverhill Corner's architecture reflects its history as Grafton County seat (1793–1891), home of Haverhill Academy . . . — Map (db m88003) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Haverhill — 190 — Haverhill-Bath Bridge
Constructed in 1829 by the towns of Bath and Haverhill at a cost of about $2,400, this is one of the oldest covered bridges in the United States. Built with 3-by-10-inch planks that were probably sawn at an adjacent mill, the span is the earliest . . . — Map (db m77800) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Haverhill — 056 — Rogers Rangers
The rivers’ junction two miles north was rendezvous for Rogers Rangers after their destruction of St. Francis, Que., Oct. 4, 1759. Pursuing Indians and starvation had plagued their retreat and more tragedy awaited here. The expected rescue party . . . — Map (db m77799) HM WM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Haverhill — 136 — The Bedell Bridge
The last of five 19th century bridges which have existed at this location was erected in 1866 by a local entrepreneur, Moody Bedell, who had operated a ferry service here prior to the first bridge in 1805. The 396-foot structure was the largest . . . — Map (db m87999) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Holderness — 039 — Samuel Livermore1732-1803
Proprietor of more than half the Town of Holderness, this jurist, congressman and senator was New Hampshire’s first attorney general and second chief justice. In 1788 he spurred the State’s approval of the proposed Federal Constitution, thus . . . — Map (db m74570) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Lincoln — 224 — Betty and Barney Hill Incident
On the night of September 19–20, 1961, Portsmouth, NH couple Betty and Barney Hill experienced a close encounter with an unidentified flying object and two hours of “lost” time while driving south on Rte 3 near Lincoln. They filed . . . — Map (db m74571) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Lisbon — 070 — Old Coal Kiln
A reminder of bygone days, this stone structure was used to make wood into charcoal for the nearby iron smelters. Pine knots, a waste material from the adjacent lumber mill, were a prime source for charcoal. Charcoal production through this kiln, . . . — Map (db m77674) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — 71 — Kilburn BrothersStereoscopic View Factory
Here, from 1867 to 1909, the world famous Kilburn brothers, Benjamin and Edward, produced and distributed thousands of stereoscopic views. Their collection, largest in the world and collector's items today, provided popular parlor entertainment . . . — Map (db m44510) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Littleton — 185 — Willowdale Settlement
Willowdale was established around a sawmill that was built in 1812. The village thrived because sawmills, gristmills, and a factory producing sawmill machinery were powered by the Ammonoosuc River. After the Littleton Lumber Company opened in 1870, . . . — Map (db m74572) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), North Haverhill — Soldiers of Haverhill Memorial
In commemoration of the services of the services of the Soldiers of Haverhill in the Wars of the Country — Map (db m65833) WM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Orford — 33 — The Ridge
Orford's seven Ridge houses were built over a period of time from 1773 to 1839 by professional and business men of the town. The Bulfinch-style house of John B. Wheeler, built in 1814-1816, southern-most in the row, was designed by a Boston . . . — Map (db m32090) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Plymouth — Rotary AmphitheaterPlymouth Riverfront Park
Constructed by the Plymouth Rotary as a gift to the community, this space is intended as a celebration of our natural beauty and as a place for the enjoyment of good times together. — Map (db m65880) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Plymouth — 179 — Smith Bridge
Named for local farmer Jacob Smith, the first bridge at this site was begun before 1786 and completed with the aid of a lottery authorized in that year. In 1850, contractor Harmon Marcy of Littleton, N.H. built a new bridge at a cost of about $2,700 . . . — Map (db m74575) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Plymouth — 189 — Stream Gaging in New Hampshire
This is the site of the longest continuous stream gaging in New Hampshire. Daily measurement of the level of the Pemigewasset River was begun here in 1886 by the Locks and Canals Company of Lowell, Massachusetts, which controlled flowage in the . . . — Map (db m74576) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Plymouth — The Common
In 1892 voters established this Park and voted to improve and ornament it. In 1905 the town built a bandstand designed by FW Bulfinch for use by the John Keniston Band. At G. Clarks urging, in 1932 the Pemigewasset Women’s Club created a Boy Scout . . . — Map (db m65881) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Sugar Hill — 073 — First Ski School in America
In 1929, on the slopes of the hill to the east, Austrian-born Sig Buchmayr established the first organized ski school in the United States. Sponsored by Peckett's-on-Sugar Hill, one of the earliest resorts to promote the joys of winter vacationing . . . — Map (db m77666) HM
New Hampshire (Grafton County), Warren — 231 — Norris CottonStatesman — 1900 - 1989
In 1973 Norris Cotton celebrated 50 years of elected public service, having served in both the state legislature and Congress. Born in Warren in 1900, Cotton worked his way through Phillips Exeter Academy and Wesleyan University before being . . . — Map (db m88006) HM
New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Bedford — 102 — Colonel John Goffe(1701 - 1786)
This is considered to be the site of Colonel John Goffe's log dwelling. In 1744 Goffe build a gristmill on Bowman's Brook, later run by his son, Major John Goffe (1727–1813), and his grandson, Theodore Atkinson Goffe (1769–1860). The . . . — Map (db m88052) HM
New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Hillsborough — 065 — Pierce Homestead
The Pierce Homestead was built in 1804 by Benjamin Pierce, a general in the American Revolution, twice governor of New Hampshire (1827-28, 1829-30), and father of Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States (1853-57). Franklin Pierce . . . — Map (db m83659) HM
New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — 124 — Amoskeag Mills
Samuel Blodgett began a canal to bypass the steep falls in 1793, with money provided by a lottery. The canal was finished in 1807. Mills then sprang up on both sides of the river below the falls. The world renowned Amoskeag Manufacturing Company . . . — Map (db m64872) HM
New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Manchester NH Civil War Memorial
In honor of the men of Manchester who gave their services in the War which saved the Union and secured equal rights for all under the Constitution. This monument built by a grateful city 1878

Additional inscription: Et Decorium est pro Patria . . . — Map (db m96014) HM

New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Manchester NH General Pulaski Monument
Main inscription Brigadier General Kasimir Pulaski Born 1748 Died 1779 Marshall General of Poland

Front Charleston • Savannah • Germantown

Side Script Father of American Cavalry • Chief of Dragoons • Continental . . . — Map (db m96025) HM

New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Manchester NH Iwo Jima/Rene Gagnon Memorial
Plaque 1 In honor of Rene Gagnon and all those from Manchester who answered their countries call.

PFC Rene A. Gagnon 2nd Bn. 28th Reg. 5th Marine Div.

"Don't glorify war... there is no glory in it" Rene A. Gagnon

"On . . . — Map (db m96023) HM WM

New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Manchester NH Victory Park War Memorial
In memory of the Manchester Men who died in the Great War that made the world safe for Democracy... In a righteous cause they have won immortal glory and have nobly served their nation in serving mankind — Map (db m96024) WM
New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Manchester NH War Memorial
Veterans Memorial Park In honor of the men and women of Manchester who answered their nation's call in World War I, World War II, Korea and Viet Nam to preserve the principles of Freedom. We as a grateful and proud city dedicate these markers . . . — Map (db m96016) WM
New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Manchester NH World War II Memorial
This is an 8 sided octagonal memorial. There is also a smaller memorial with a lengthy inscription. Beneath each side are rows and rows of inscripted names, with stars indicating those who made the supreme sacrifice with their lives.

On the 8 . . . — Map (db m96013) WM

New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Merci Box Car
This Box Car was a restoration project of the Grand Voiture du N.H. of the Forty and Eight. This Box Car is one of the 49 Freedom cars sent by the French Government to each one of the 48 states and one to be shared by District of Columbia and Hawaii . . . — Map (db m19825) HM
New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — 208 — St. Mary's Bank Credit Union / La Caisse Populaire Saint-Marie
Marker Front: The first credit union in the U.S. was founded here in 1908, the inspiration of Monsignor Pierre Hevey, the pastor of Sainte-Marie Parish. Monsignor Hevey sought to improve the economic stability of the French-speaking mill . . . — Map (db m65149) HM
New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Mason — 035 — Uncle Sam’s House
Nearby stands the boyhood home of Samuel Wilson (1766 to 1854) who was generally known as “Uncle Sam.” He supplied beef to the Army in 1812. The brand on his barrel was “U.S.” The transition from U.S. to Uncle Sam followed . . . — Map (db m75238) HM
New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Merrimack — 079 — Matthew Thornton1714 - 1803
One of three New Hampshiremen to sign the Declaration of Independence, Matthew Thornton, physician, soldier, patriot, agitated against the Stamp Act of 1765, presided over the Provincial Congress in 1775, served in the State Senate and as an . . . — Map (db m74577) HM
New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Merrimack — 029 — Old Dunstable
Was the original town, chartered by Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1673, which embraced parts of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The New Hampshire portion of this area, following determination of the province boundary in 1741, was subsequently . . . — Map (db m88053) HM
New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Peterborough — The War Of The RebellionPeterborough Soldiers Sacrificed
Capt. Gustavus A. Forbush 13th N.H. Regt. • Lieut. Timothy K. Ames 6th “ “ • Lieut. Charles L. Fuller 6th N.H. Regt. • Lieut. John M. Dodd 6th “ “ Charles O. Collister 2nd N.H. Regt. • Newman Hall 2nd “ “ . . . — Map (db m73732) WM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Boscawen — Birthplace of Gen. John A. Dix
Born July 24, A.D. 1798. "If anyone attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot." — Map (db m66408) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Boscawen — Birthplace of Hon. Moody Currier
Born April 6, A.D. 1806. Editor, Banker, Poet, Legislator and Scholar. Governor of New Hampshire 1885-1887. — Map (db m66407) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Boscawen — Birthplace of William Pitt Fessenden
Birthplace of William Pitt Fessenden. Born Oct. 6, A.D. 1806. United States Senator from Maine for thirteen years. Secretary of the U.S. Treasury 1864-1865. — Map (db m66404) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Boscawen — Daniel Webster's First Law Office
Near this spot A.D. 1805 stood the first law office of Daniel Webster the great interpreter of the American Constitution. One of the world's great orators. "Liberty and Union, one and inseparable, now and forever." — Map (db m66772) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Boscawen — Site Of First Fort A.D. 1739
Site of First Fort. A.D. 1739 One hundred feet square. Built of hewn logs. Erected by the town of Boscawen — Map (db m77998) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Boscawen — The Webster Homestead
First owned by Daniel Webster in 1805. Sold in 1807 to to his brother Ezekiel, who occupied it until his death in 1829. Eminent as a lawyer and legislator, foremost in all good works, Ezekiel Webster's early death was an irreparable loss to the . . . — Map (db m43498) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Bow — 36 — Andrew Jackson’s Visit
Just north of this point, on the boundary between Bow and Concord a large cavalcade of enthusiastic citizens met President Jackson and escorted him to New Hampshire’s Capital. His official reception by the State Government on the following day, . . . — Map (db m77801) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — A Gift from Mary Baker G. Eddy
The discoverer and founder of Christian Science to First Church of Christ Scientist Concord, New Hampshire — Map (db m76438) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Daniel Webster
Born at Salisbury New Hampshire Jan. 18th 1782 Died at Marshfield Massachusetts Oct. 24th 1852 Presented by Benjamin Pierce Cheney to the State of New Hampshire Jan. 18th 1886. — Map (db m76428) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free LandNew Hampshire's Liberty Bell Replica
This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the people of New Hampshire by direction of The Honorable John W. Snyder Secretary of the Treasury As the inspirational symbol of the United States Savings Bonds Independence Drive . . . — Map (db m76426) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — 080 — Franklin Pierce1804 – 1869
Fourteenth President of the United States (1853 – 1857) Lies buried in nearby Minot enclosure. Native son of New Hampshire, graduate of Bowdoin College, lawyer, effective political leader, Congressman and U.S. Senator, Mexican War veteran, . . . — Map (db m77802) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Franklin Pierce
Fourteenth President of the United States Born at Hillsborough New Hampshire November 23, 1804 A lawyer who loved his profession amd was a great leader in it. Member New Hampshire Legislature at 25 and Speaker at 27 Congressman at 29 United States . . . — Map (db m81834) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — George Hamilton Perkins
Commodore United States Navy Born at Hopkinton New Hampshire October 20, 1835 Died at Boston Massachusetts October 28 1899 Entered the Navy as midshipman October 1, 1851 and served his country with honor forty eight years Genial and lovable as a . . . — Map (db m76436) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — In Grateful Tribute
In Grateful tribute to the men and women of this city who served our country to preserve the freedoms of humanity 1941 - World War II - 1945 1950 - Korea - 1953 1958 - Vietnam - 1975 Erected by the citizens of Concord November 11, 1953 Vietnam . . . — Map (db m76435) WM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — John P. Hale
Rear First Anti-slavery U. S. Senator He secured the abolition of flogging and the spirit ration in the Navy Born at Rochester 1806 Died at Dover 1873

Side The measure of my ambition will be full if when my wife and children . . . — Map (db m76427) HM

New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Maj. Gen. John Stark
Born in Londonderry N.H. Aug 28 1728 Died in Manchester N.H. May 8 1822 Erected by the State of New Hampshire A.D. 1890 Bennington Bunker Hill — Map (db m77061) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — 105 — Mary Baker Eddy1821 - 1910
While living at her "Pleasant View" home (1892 - 1908) once on this site, Mrs. Eddy founded The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Mass., headquarters of the Christian Science movement. From "Pleasant View" some six miles from her . . . — Map (db m77803) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — 175 — New Hampshire's Presidential Primary
Since 1920, New Hampshire has held its presidential primary election before any other state. Changes in New Hampshire law in 1949 made the primary a direct selection of presidential aspirants, not a mere choice of delegates pledged to specific . . . — Map (db m77804) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — 110 — Ratification of the Federal Constitution
The convention of delegates from 175 New Hampshire towns took place on June 21, 1788, in the Old North Meeting House which stood on this site from 1751 until destroyed by fire in 1870. The delegates approved the proposed Federal Constitution by . . . — Map (db m89615) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — Site of Rumford Garrison No. 6
A round house of Joseph Hall to which were assigned May 15, 1746 fifteen settlers with their families. — Map (db m76434) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — 066 — State Capitol
The State Capitol Building of New Hampshire was built in 1816-19 by Stuart J. Park. It is constructed of New Hampshire granite quarried in Concord. The original part was occupied June 2, 1819 and is the nation's oldest State Capitol in which a . . . — Map (db m77813) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Concord — 125 — The Pierce Manse
One tenth of a mile east of here stands the only house in Concord owned (1842-1848) by Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States. Removed to this site in 1971 from Montgomery Street, it was restored by the Pierce Brigade. Opened to the . . . — Map (db m75240) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Hopkinton — 195 — Contoocook Railroad Bridge and Depot
Built in 1889 on the granite abutments of an older span, this is the world's oldest surviving covered railroad bridge. It was probably designed by Boston & Maine Railroad engineer Jonathan Parker Snow (1848–1933) and built by carpenter David . . . — Map (db m88024) HM
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), Hopkinton — Woodwell's Garrison 1744
Woodwell's Garrison, 1744, Captured April 22, 1746 Stockade on opposite side of the road — Map (db m78995)
New Hampshire (Merrimack County), South Sutton — 044 — John Sargent Pillsbury1828 - 1901
Born in a house bordering this common, he migrated to Minneapolis in 1855. There, he, his brother George, and his nephew Charles, established the famous Pillsbury flour milling business. Three times elected Governor of Minnesota and noted . . . — Map (db m88015) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Exeter — Abraham Lincoln Speaks in New Hampshire
On March 3, 1860, Abraham Lincoln delivered his final of four speeches in New Hampshire at Exeter Town Hall. Lincoln had strong ties to Exeter due to the influence of Amos Tuck, of this town, who is credited with the creation of the Republican . . . — Map (db m88050) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Exeter — 131 — Brigadier General Enoch Poor
Born in Andover, Mass. June 21, 1736, Enoch Poor settled in Exeter, becoming a successful merchant and ship-builder. In 1775 he was appointed colonel in the 3rd New Hampshire Regiment. Poor was at Stillwater, Saratoga and Monmouth, and served under . . . — Map (db m75241) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Exeter — 097 — Exeter Town House
The historic Town House of Exeter stood near this site. Here on January 5, 1776, the Provincial Congress adopted and signed the first state constitution thereby establishing an independent state government, the first of the thirteen colonies. The . . . — Map (db m75242) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Exeter — George Leonard Smith Gun
This cannon was presented by Captain George Leonard Smith, U.S.N. (1876-1951) to honor Exeter’s veterans of World War II. Captain Smith was a native son of Exeter, a prolific inventor, and a veteran of three wars. This cannon incorporates . . . — Map (db m31541) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Exeter — 161 — Ladd-Gilman House
Built about 1721 as one of New Hampshire’s earliest brick houses, and enlarged and clapboarded in the 1750s, this dwelling served as the state treasury during the Revolution. Here were born John Taylor Gilman (1753-1828), who was elected governor . . . — Map (db m75243) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Exeter — Powder House— 1771 —
At this site on the Squamscott river stands the storehouse for the town’s powder used during the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Powder captured from the British at New Castle was stored here and later used at the Battle of Bunker Hill. — Map (db m41157) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Exeter — Powder House— 1771 —
Directly across the Squamscott river stands the storehouse for the towns powder used during the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Powder captured from the British at New Castle was stored here and later used at the Battle of Bunker Hill. — Map (db m41158) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Exeter — 032 — Revolutionary Capital
Founded by Rev. John Wheelwright in 1638, Exeter was one of the four original towns in the colony. Following New Hampshire’s provisional declaration of independence on January 5, 1776, it served as the capital of the new state during the period of . . . — Map (db m75244) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Exeter — Site of the First Mill At Falls of the Squamscott River
A grist mill built by Thomas Wilson in 1640. The island and site were granted to him by the town which reserved the right for canoe landing and the laying of fish. Wilson’s Creek flows on the easterly side. — Map (db m41156) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Kingston — 046 — Josiah Bartlett— 1729–1795 —
Distinguished participant in the founding of the Republic as signer of the Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation, and prominent in this State as Chief Justice of two courts and first holder of the title of Governor. An innovator . . . — Map (db m75245) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Manchester — Manchester Spanish-American War Memorial
This monument erected by the city of Manchester to her sons who on land and sea defended the nation's honor in the war with Spain, the insurrection in the Philippines and the China Relief Expedition 1898-1902 Dedicated July 4, 1929. — Map (db m73200) WM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), New Castle — Fort William and Mary Commeration Marker
In commemoration of the first victory of the American Revolution the capture on this site of Fort William and Mary 14-15 December 1774

In Admiration of the gallantry of Capt. John Langdon and Maj. John Sullivan Leaders of the assaults

In . . . — Map (db m85341) HM WM

New Hampshire (Rockingham County), New Castle — 004 — William and Mary Raids
December 14-15, 1774, several hundred men overpowered the small British garrison at Castle William & Mary, now Fort Constitution, New Castle, and removed quantities of military supplies. These raids, set off by Paul Revere's ride to . . . — Map (db m85343) HM WM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Northwood — 181 — First New Hampshire Turnpike
Extending 36 miles from Piscataqua Bridge in Durham to the Merrimack River in East Concord, this highway was originally a toll road. The first of more than 80 New Hampshire turnpikes built by private corporations in the nineteenth century, this was . . . — Map (db m77814) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Northwood — 024 — LaFayette's Tour
Upon invitation of President Monroe, issued at the request of the Congress, Marquis de LaFayette, Revolutionary War hero, revisited the United States for a goodwill tour which included an extensive visit to New Hampshire towns. He passed this spot . . . — Map (db m77815) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Northwood — Northwood Parade 1775
Site of Meeting House 1781-1847 Center School House 1793-1996 Town House 1847 Shoe Shop ca. 1880 Moved Here - 1968 First N.H. Turnpike 1802 — Map (db m76453) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — 18 Congress
On this site were leased lots provided by the North Church Parish dating from 1709. One such parcel was the home of Hunking Wentworth, Chairman of the Committee of Public Safety and zealous patriot on behalf of the American Revolution. The site was . . . — Map (db m76460) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Frank Jones's Hotels
Frank Jones (1832-1902) was a Barrington-born farmboy who came to Portsmouth as a teenager and literally rose from rags to riches in a remarkable short time. A man of boundless energy and daring, he parlayed the fortune he amassed as a brewer . . . — Map (db m76456) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — John Paul Jones House
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States U.S. Department of . . . — Map (db m76458) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Liberty Pole and Bridge
Legend Records "Liberty, Property & no Stamps" on a flag flown on the first Portsmouth Liberty Pole in January 1766, in response to British attempts to tax products without American representation in Parliament, the Portsmouth Sons of Liberty . . . — Map (db m76579) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Nation's Oldest Bank
[Upper Marker:] 22/26 Market Square Built 1803 The Oldest Bank Building New Hampshire Bank 1803-1842 Portsmouth Savings Bank 1823-C.1950 Piscataqua Bank 1842-1863 Piscataqua Exchange Bank 1844-1863 First National Bank of . . . — Map (db m74731) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Negro PewsPortsmouth Black Heritage Trail
Until the mid 1800's, most New England churches assigned pews to parishioners by their social rank. Black people, enslaved or free, usually were seated as far as possible from the pulpit. Negro pews in the North Meetinghouse, which stood here from . . . — Map (db m57930) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — 0114 — North Cemetery
The town of Portmouth purchased this land in 1753 for 150 pounds from Col. John Hart, Commander of the N.H. Regiment at Louisburg. General William Whipple, signer of the Declaration of Independence, Gov. John Langdon, signer of the Constitution, . . . — Map (db m74579) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — On this site was born Fitz John PorterAug. 31, 1822
While his father Capt. John Porter, U.S.N. Commanded the Portsmouth Navy Yard. Graduated West Point, July 1845 Distinguished himself and was wounded in War with Mexico 1846-1847. Instructor of Artillery and Cavlary West Point . . . — Map (db m94764) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Oracle HouseCirca 1702
The Oracle House is one of the oldest houses in New England. it was built by the Honorable Richard Wibird, an officer in the British Royal Navy, wealthy merchant, member of The King's Council and a benefactor of Harvard College. — Map (db m23380) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Point of Graves
This burial ground has some of the finest Colonial Era gravestones in northern New England. Portsmouth residents patronized Massachusetts gravestone carvers until the early 1800s. Among the artists whose work can be found here are Bostonians . . . — Map (db m76581) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Point of Graves
This cemetery was formally established in 1671 on land given to the town by Captain John Pickering. The land was used for burials prior to this time, but because Pickering retained the right to graze his cattle here, many of the earliest . . . — Map (db m76582) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Portsmouth Memorial Bridge Marker
Memorial to the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire who participated in the World War 1917-1919 1923-2013 — Map (db m85411) WM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Portsmouth Veteran's Memorial
Honor * Protect* Remember

Plaque 1 Portsmouth Memorial Park Dedicated November 2013 Displayed at the center of this memorial, are the granite foundation abutments that supported the memorial bridge for eighty-eight years, . . . — Map (db m85413) WM

New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Soldiers and Sailors Monument
(north face) Gettysburg In honor of the men of Portsmouth who gave their services on the land and on the sea in the war which preserved the Union of the States this monument is erected by grateful citizens. . . . — Map (db m85415) WM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Spanish American War Memorial
Dedicated to the veterans of Portsmouth NH who served in the Spanish American War 1898-1902 — Map (db m85417) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Temple Israel1910
First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in New Hampshire Star of David New Hampshire's Jewish community dates back to the pre colonial ear. Temple Israel, established as a formally organized community in 1910, affirmed the American principles . . . — Map (db m76462) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — The Original New Hampshire State House
Located in Market Square Seat of Colonial Government, 1758 - 1776 The Declaration of Independence was read from the Building, July 18, 1776 President George Washington spoke from the Balcony, October 31, 1789 — Map (db m76461) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Treaty of Portsmouth 1905
September 5, 1905 - A day now commemorated statewide as Portsmouth Peace Treaty Day - marks the signing of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The Treaty brought to a close the first great war of the twentieth century, . . . — Map (db m76455) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — 234 — US Route 1 Bypass of Portsmouth, NH (1940)
The Bypass was part of a major New Deal project to move U.S. Route 1 traffic away from the congested streets of downtown Portsmouth. The Bypass created a second Piscataqua River crossing into Maine via the Interstate (Sarah M. Long) Bridge. The . . . — Map (db m85404) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Rye — 063 — Atlantic Cable Station and Sunken Forest
The receiving station for the first Atlantic cable, laid in 1874, is located on Old Beach Road opposite this location. The remains of the Sunken Forest (remnants of the Ice Age) may be seen at low tide. Intermingled with these gnarled stumps is the . . . — Map (db m74580) HM
New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Rye — 018 — Isles Of Shoals
About six miles offshore, these nine rocky islands served Europeans as a fishing station before the first mainland settlements were made in 1623. Capt John Smith (1580-1631) named the group "Smiths Isles" in 1614. The codfish that "shoaled" or . . . — Map (db m74581) HM
New Hampshire (Strafford County), Dover — Dover NH Civil War Memorial
Front Inscription In commemoration of the men of Dover who served their country on land and sea in the war for the Union 1861-1865 Dover

Rear Inscription Presented to the city of Dover by their comrade Daniel Hall 1912 Dulce . . . — Map (db m95550) WM

New Hampshire (Strafford County), Dover — Dover NH Libby WWI Memorial
Erected by the City of Dover in memory of Lieut. Donald W. Libby who died in France in the service of his country October 5, 1918. Dedicated 1926 — Map (db m95607) WM
New Hampshire (Strafford County), Dover — Dover NH Maurice J. Burke Memorial
In memory of Maurice J. Burke WT First Class on destroyer Maddox U.S. Navy Born August 26, 1899 Lost in Action Ju1y 11,1943 — Map (db m95566) WM
New Hampshire (Strafford County), Dover — Dover NH Spanish American War Memorial/USS Maine Memorial
Front Inscription Sp American Memorial Seal with the following: Cuba Philippine Islands Porto Rico Spanish War Veterans 1898-1902

Right side inscription Privates, 46 names listed

Rear inscription Dedicated by the . . . — Map (db m95560) HM WM

New Hampshire (Strafford County), Dover — Dover NH WW I Dobbins Memorial
In memory of Pvt. William H. Dobbins Co.H 18th Infantry who died in France October 4, 1918 — Map (db m95590) WM
New Hampshire (Strafford County), Dover — Dover NH WWI Memorial
1917-1919 In honor of the citizens of Dover who served their country in the World War Fifteen names have * and are separated from the rest of the listed names, these are the names of those killed due to the war There are 3 panels with 639 . . . — Map (db m95562) HM WM
New Hampshire (Strafford County), Dover — Dover NH WWI Parent Memorial
Erected by the City of Dover in memory of Fabien Parent who died in France in the service of his country September 28, 1918. Dedicated 1927. — Map (db m95608) WM
New Hampshire (Strafford County), Dover — Dover NH WWII Memorial
A tribute to the finest America has to offer the Citizen Soldier, then, now, and forever 1940-1946 — Map (db m95564) WM
New Hampshire (Strafford County), Dover — Drouin WWI MemorialDover NH
Top Drouin Front George W. Born 1890 Died 1919 Enlisted April 1918, 309 HIF Co.A — Map (db m95606) WM
New Hampshire (Strafford County), Dover — 165 — The Alexander Scammell Bridge over the Bellamy River
A Revolutionary patriot, soldier, and adopted son of Durham, N.H., Alexander Scammell served with distinction through six years of the war from Bunker Hill to Yorktown, where he was wounded, captured, and died six days later, Oct. 6, 1781. Born in . . . — Map (db m74582) HM WM
New Hampshire (Strafford County), Newington — The Oldest Town Forest in the United States
Established by the Town of Newington in 1710 The income from timber cutting through the centuries has financed and supplied materials for building The Old 1872 Town Hall, The Stone Schoolhouse, and other town projects. — Map (db m73409) HM
New Hampshire (Strafford County), Rollinsford — 88 — Charles Cogswell Doe1830-1896
Rollinsford was the home of Charles C. Doe. Jurist, Judge of the Supreme Court and Chief Justice from 1876-1896. Upon graduation from Dartmouth College in 1849, he studied law at Harvard. His outstanding opinions as Chief Justice indicate his . . . — Map (db m95422) HM
New Hampshire (Sullivan County), Charlestown — Captain Phineas Stevens
This tablet commemorates the successful defense of the fort on this site by Captain Phineas Stevens and his company of rangers against a large war-party of French and Indians April 7-10 1747 — Map (db m66278) HM
New Hampshire (Sullivan County), Charlestown — Charlestown Civil War and World War Memorial
South Panel 1861 In Memoriam 1865 Lists names Abbott to Kelly North Panel 1861 In Memoriam 1865 Lists names Keen to Way West Panel Honor Roll 1917-1919 Dedicated to the men of Charlestown New Hampshire who . . . — Map (db m66283) WM
New Hampshire (Sullivan County), Charlestown — Charlestown War Memorial
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New Hampshire (Sullivan County), Charlestown — Charlestown World War II and Korean Conflict Memorial
In memory of those who gave their lives and those who served in World War II and the Korean Conflict 1941-1953 — Map (db m66282) WM
New Hampshire (Sullivan County), Charlestown — 177 — Charlestown, New HampshireHome Town of Carlton E. "Pudge" Fisk
Carlton attended Charlestown schools, starring in basketball, soccer and baseball at Charlestown High School. He played professional baseball for the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox from 1969 to 1993, where he set several records including . . . — Map (db m74583) HM
New Hampshire (Sullivan County), Charlestown — 002 — Fort at No. 4
In 1744 the settlers at No. 4 (now Charlestown) built a great log fort enclosing many of the town's dwelling. The fort, northernmost in the Connecticut Valley, was besieged in 1747 by a large force of French and Indians, who were beaten off by the . . . — Map (db m74584) HM WM
New Hampshire (Sullivan County), Charlestown — 117 — General John Stark's Expedition to BenningtonAugust 1777
To impede a British invasion from Canada into eastern New York, the New Hampshire legislature on July 19, 1777, commissioned John Stark of Derryfield to recruit and lead a force of 1500 New Hampshire militiamen. At Charlestown’s Fort No. 4, forces . . . — Map (db m74585) HM
New Hampshire (Sullivan County), Charlestown — Liberty Tree Memorial
Front Panel This American Liberty Elm was named after "The Liberty Tree: Our Country's first Symbol of Freedom." On the morning of August 14, 1765, the people of Boston awakened to discover two effigies suspended from an elm tree in protest . . . — Map (db m66280) HM
New Hampshire (Sullivan County), Charlestown — This Boulder from the Hill-Side
This boulder from the hill-side is set here by citizens of Charlestown with the co-operation of the Union Historical Society of Charlestown N.H. and Springfield VT and of the Society of Colonial Wars, in the State of New Hampshire to mark the site . . . — Map (db m65797) HM
New Hampshire (Sullivan County), Cornish — 158 — Cornish-Windsor Bridge
Built in 1866 at a cost of $9,000, this is the longest wooden bridge in the United States and the longest two-span covered bridge in the world. The fourth bridge at this site, the 460-foot structure was built by Bela J. Fletcher (1811-1877) of . . . — Map (db m74586) HM
New Hampshire (Sullivan County), Cornish — 076 — Salmon Portland Chase1808 - 1873
In this house was born Salmon P. Chase, U.S. Senator from Ohio (1849-55), Governor of Ohio (1855-59), a founder of the Republican Party and leader in the anti-slavery movement. After serving as Secretary of the Treasury in Lincoln’s Cabinet, he was . . . — Map (db m74587) HM
New Hampshire (Sullivan County), North Charlestown — North Charlestown Village
Est. 1740 National Register District — Map (db m65799) HM
New Hampshire (Sullivan County), Washington — 94 — Birthplace of the Seventh Day Adventist Church
In April 1842, a group of citizens in this town banded together to form "the first Christian Society." In the Adventist movement of 1842-43, they espoused the Advent hope. In January 1842, these Washington Sabbathkeepers, after meeting for many . . . — Map (db m73224) HM

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