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

Pierce Shops

 
 
Pierce Shops Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 19, 2015
1. Pierce Shops Marker
Inscription.
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 began to manufacture "patent accelerating heads" for hand spinning wheels in a wooden building on this site. These attachments provided rapid spindle rotation that was suited to spinning the wool of Merino sheep. By the 1860s, Spofford Village was producing over 60,000 patent heads each year for sale throughout the nation.
 
Erected 2009 by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 216.)
 
Location. 42° 54.407′ N, 72° 25.199′ W. Marker is in Chesterfield, New Hampshire, in Cheshire County. Marker is at the intersection of New Hampshire Route 9A and Joslin Street, on the right when traveling west on State Route 9A. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chesterfield NH 03443, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chief Justice Harlan Fiske Stone (approx. 2.9 miles away); First Methodist Meeting Place In New Hampshire (approx. 2.9 miles away); Park Hill Meeting House
Pierce Shops Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 19, 2015
2. Pierce Shops Marker
(approx. 5 miles away); Site of First House in Chesterfield (approx. 5.3 miles away); Putney Veterans Monument (approx. 7 miles away in Vermont); Putney Town Hall (approx. 7 miles away in Vermont); Naulahka (approx. 7.3 miles away in Vermont); Family Home of John Humphrey Noyes (approx. 7.3 miles away in Vermont). Click for a list of all markers in Chesterfield.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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