Concord in Merrimack County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Site of Home of Edward H. Rollins
Edward H. Rollins
1861 - 1867
United States Senator
1877 - 1883
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
Location. 43° 12.705′ N, 71° 32.342′ W. Marker is in Concord, New Hampshire, in Merrimack County. Marker is on North Main Street (U.S. 202), on the right when traveling south. Located on the west side North Main Street and is between Washington and Chapel Streets. This granite marker is directly in front of the Speedway gas station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 175 North Main Street, Concord, NH 03301, Concord NH 03301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of First Block House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Reuben Foster House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mary Baker Eddy House (about 700 feet away); Charles Augustus Doyen (about 800 feet away); Walker School (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Rumford Garrison No. 5Ratification of the Federal Constitution (approx. ¼ mile away); New Hampshire’s First Meeting House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Concord.
Regarding Site of Home of Edward H. Rollins. Rollins, a republican, served as a member and speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1855 to 1857. Rollins was secretary and treasurer for the Union Pacific Railroad and he was president of the Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad from 1886 to 1889. He was founder of the First National Bank of Concord, NH and the E.H. Rollins & Sons banking house of Boston.
Edward H. Rollins was the father of Frank W. Rollins, New Hampshire Governor from 1899 to 1901 and notably, one of the founders of the Society for Protection of NH Forests in 1901. Frank W. Rollins' 1890 Governor's mansion, which is nearby on North State Street, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Edward H. Rollins died at age 64 in 1889 on the Isles of Shoals just off the NH coast and is buried in nearby Blossom Hill Cemetery.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 1, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA. 2. submitted on February 3, 2019. 3. submitted on February 8, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.