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

Josiah Bartlett

— 1729–1795 —

 
 
Josiah Bartlett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, April 15, 2011
1. Josiah Bartlett Marker
Inscription. 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 in medicine, he practiced in this town for forty-five years.
 
Erected by NH Division of Historical Resources and the NH Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 046.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
 
Location. 42° 56.139′ N, 71° 3.244′ W. Marker is in Kingston, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker is on West Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on the Kingston green, on the opposite (west) side across from the Town Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston NH 03848, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Leonard Smith Gun (approx. 5.6 miles away); Exeter NH Exeter Gas Works (approx. 6.1 miles away); Second Burial Ground (approx. 6.1 miles away); Ladd-Gilman House
Josiah Bartlett’s House image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, April 15, 2011
2. Josiah Bartlett’s House
Bartlett built this house after arsonists, probably loyal to English king, set fire to the original one on this site in 1774. It is directly across West Main Street from the marker (in the foreground at left).
(approx. 6.2 miles away); Exeter Town House (approx. 6.2 miles away); Powder House (approx. 6.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln Speaks in New Hampshire (approx. 6.3 miles away); Exeter NH War Memorial (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
Regarding Josiah Bartlett. An active public servant much of his life, Bartlett was the second person (after John Hancock) to sign the Declaration of Independence.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography. (Submitted on April 17, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.)
2. Josiah Bartlett - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on April 18, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraPoliticsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Plaque on the House image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, May 6, 2011
3. Plaque on the House
In 1972, the National Park Service designated the Josiah Bartlett House a Registered National Historic Landmark.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 840 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.   3. 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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