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Exeter in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Powder House

— 1771 —

 
 
Powder House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, May 28, 2010
1. Powder House Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected by Town of Exeter, New Hampshire.
 
Location. 42° 59.141′ N, 70° 57.085′ W. Marker is in Exeter, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Swasey Parkway, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in Swasey Park, on the west bank of the Squamscott River. Marker is in this post office area: Exeter NH 03833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Powder House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Exeter NH Exeter Gas Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Burial Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ladd-Gilman House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brigadier General Enoch Poor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln Speaks in New Hampshire (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of the First Mill At Falls of the Squamscott River (approx. 0.4 miles away); Revolutionary Capital (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Exeter.
 
Regarding Powder House.
Wide View in Late Spring image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, May 28, 2010
2. Wide View in Late Spring
Despite what the marker implies, the powder house is not visible from here during late spring through early fall because of foliage. But a clue to its location is a second American flag, barely seen in the distance at extreme right (click on image to enlarge).
For more about this historic structure, see the nearby marker of the same name.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar of 1812War, US Revolutionary
 
Wide View in Early Spring image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, March 25, 2011
3. Wide View in Early Spring
While inconspicuous, the powder house can now be seen midway between the two seagulls (click on image to enlarge).
Much Better View of Powder House image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, March 25, 2011
4. Much Better View of Powder House
By walking a few hundred yards southeast along the riverbank, toward Exeter Center, you get a fine view of the powder house on the opposite shore.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 648 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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