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

Horse Chestnut

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Horse Chestnut Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2017
1. Horse Chestnut Marker
Inscription.  
Moffatt - Ladd
House & Garden

This tree was planted in 1776 when William Whipple (1730 – 1785) returned home from Philadelphia after signing The Declaration of Independence.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraHorticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series list.
 
Location. 43° 4.731′ N, 70° 45.495′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Market Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located next to the Moffatt-Ladd House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 154 Market Street, Portsmouth NH 03801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prince Whipple and Winsor Moffatt (within shouting distance of this marker); John Samuel Blunt, Painter (within shouting distance of this marker); Spring Hill Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); Ceilia Layton Thaxter (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct
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line); The Original New Hampshire State House (about 700 feet away); Nation's Oldest Bank (about 800 feet away); 18 Congress (about 800 feet away); Negro Pews (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Horse Chestnut Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2017
2. Horse Chestnut Marker
Marker can be seen on the fence in front of the tree.
Horse Chestnut Tree image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2017
3. Horse Chestnut Tree
According to family legend, after signing the Declaration of Independence William Whipple returned to Portsmouth with a handful of horse chestnuts from Philadelphia, one of which he planted in the yard in commemoration of his participation in that momentous event. The tree that grew is seen here.
Home of William Whipple image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2017
4. Home of William Whipple
The Horse Chestnut tree is located next to this house where William Whipple, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, lived.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 15, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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