Concord in Merrimack County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
New Hampshire's Presidential Primary
Since 1920, New Hampshire has held its presidential primary election before any other state. Changes in New Hampshire law in 1949 made the primary a direct selection of presidential aspirants, not a mere choice of delegates pledged to specific nominees. Held in February or March, during the week preceding any similar election elsewhere, the New Hampshire primary has become a critical first step on the road to the White House. Taking their responsibility seriously, New Hampshire voters test contenders during the months leading to the primary and have usually favored the candidate who ultimately attains the Oval Office.
Erected 2000 by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 175.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
Location. 43° 12.438′ N, 71° 32.316′ W. Marker is in Concord, New Hampshire, in Merrimack County. Marker is on Park Street just east of North State Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Gilbert Winant (1889-1947) (a few steps from this marker); George Hamilton Perkins (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hampshire State House Chambers (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Webster (within shouting distance of this marker); John P. Hale (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (about 300 feet away); Maj. Gen. John Stark (about 400 feet away); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Concord.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on April 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 3. submitted on April 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.