Portsmouth in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Industry & Commerce • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
Location. 43° 4.597′ N, 70° 45.244′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker is at the intersection of Atkinson Street and Court Street on Atkinson Street. Marker is located on a pole near the ticket booth of the Strawberry Banke Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Oracle House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Portsmouth Veteran's Memorial (about 400 feet away); Temple Israel (about 500 feet away); Memorial Bridge 1923-2012 (about 600 feet away); Portsmouth NH Marine RailwayPortsmouth NH Red Light District (about 600 feet away); Liberty Pole and Bridge (about 700 feet away); Portsmouth Pier & Wharves (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail
Also see . . . Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail.
This three-story tavern, built in 1766, is most remembered as the scene of Revolutionary turmoil and visits of famous patriots. Enslaved people were a recurrent part of tavern-owner John Stavers’ life. In earlier years Stavers was charged with beating someone else’s black servant. He also auctioned people imported from the West Indies, advertised for his run-away 16-year-old slave named Fortune, and charged a fee to view a 9-year-old albino African boy. (Submitted on April 7, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on April 7, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.