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Concord in Merrimack County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Franklin Pierce

1804 – 1869

 
 
Franklin Pierce Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 4, 2004
1. Franklin Pierce Marker
Inscription.
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, courageous advocate of States’ Rights, he was popularly known as “Young Hickory of the Granite Hills.”
 
Erected by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 080.)
 
Location. 43° 12.893′ N, 71° 32.611′ W. Marker is in Concord, New Hampshire, in Merrimack County. Marker is on N State Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at the entrance to the Old North Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Concord NH 03301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ratification of the Federal Constitution (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pierce Manse (about 600 feet away); New Hampshire's Presidential Primary (approx. 0.6 miles away); John P. Hale (approx. 0.6 miles away); State Capitol (approx. 0.6 miles
Franklin Pierce Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, November 26, 2010
2. Franklin Pierce Marker
away); Daniel Webster (approx. 0.6 miles away); George Hamilton Perkins (approx. 0.6 miles away); In Grateful Tribute (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Concord.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Franklin Pierce. Official White House website. (Submitted on July 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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Franklin Pierce Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, November 26, 2010
3. Franklin Pierce Marker
Franklin Pierce Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, November 26, 2010
4. Franklin Pierce Marker
Old North Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 4, 2004
5. Old North Cemetery
President Franklin Pierce is laid to rest in this cemetery. This photo was taken from near the marker.
Grave of Franklin Pierce image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 4, 2004
6. Grave of Franklin Pierce
Closeup of Pierce's Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 4, 2004
7. Closeup of Pierce's Gravestone
President Pierce, his wife and children are buried at this site.
Franklin Pierce image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
8. Franklin Pierce
This 1853 Portrait of Franklin Pierce by George A. P. Healy hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington. DC.

“In 1852, Franklin Pierce seemed to his fellow Democrats to be an ideal choice for the presidency. A northerner with southern sympathies, Pierce could seemingly engender credibility in both regions in a year marked by continuing debate over slavery. But his willingness to listen to proslavery extrem­ists served the country poorly once he was in office. The most obvious case in point was his approval of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854, which allowed slaveholders to settle in an area once closed to slav­ery. The result was armed violence in Kansas and an escalation in hostilities between North and South. Northerners could not find words harsh enough to describe him: Ralph Waldo Emerson, for example, accused him of ’imbecility.’

George P. A. Healy derived the original version of this image from sittings that took place in Boston in November 1852, shortly after Pierce's election was confirmed. At the same time, Healy was painting for Pierce a likeness of the president-elect's cam­paign biographer and longtime friend Nathaniel Hawthorne.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,898 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California.   5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   8. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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