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

Pierce Homestead

 
 
Pierce Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, November 26, 2010
1. Pierce Homestead Marker
Inscription.
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 was born in Hillsboro November 23, 1804 and the family occupied this dwelling shortly thereafter.
 
Erected by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 065.)
 
Location. 43° 6.961′ N, 71° 56.986′ W. Marker is in Hillsborough, New Hampshire, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on Second New Hampshire Turnpike (New Hampshire Route 31) 0.1 miles north of West Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Second New Hampshire Turnpike, Hillsborough NH 03244, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stone Arch Bridges (approx. 1.6 miles away); Birthplace of the Seventh Day Adventist Church (approx. 8.3 miles away); Stoddard Glass (approx. 9 miles away); John Sargent Pillsbury (approx. 14.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Benjamin Pierce - NHHistory.org. (Submitted on May 25, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Franklin Pierce - Wikipedia
Pierce Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, November 26, 2010
2. Pierce Homestead Marker
. (Submitted on May 25, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
3. Franklin Pierce - Whitehouse.org. (Submitted on May 25, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Franklin Pierce
 
Categories. PoliticsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Pierce Homestead image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, November 26, 2010
3. Pierce Homestead
Franklin Pierce image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
4. 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
Pierce Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, November 26, 2010
5. Pierce Homestead Marker
<i>Hillsborough, N.H., Birthplace of Ex-President Franklin Pierce</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
6. Hillsborough, N.H., Birthplace of Ex-President Franklin Pierce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California.   4. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on , by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California.   6. submitted on . • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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