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Hooksett in Merrimack County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Portsmouth & Concord Railroad

 
 
Portsmouth & Concord Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglas Finney, February 23, 2019
1. Portsmouth & Concord Railroad Marker
Inscription.  Construction of the P&C Railroad to connect NH's only seaport with its capital and points west began in 1847. The road entered Hooksett at Rowe's Corner, passed through this area to Suncook and finally reached Concord in 1852. Always financially troubled, P&C failed in 1855, was reorganized and sold to the new Concord & Portsmouth Railroad. In 1858 it was leased to and operated by the Concord Railroad. Fierce competition led to the loss of its direct route to Portsmouth in 1861, and the rails between Suncook and Candia were torn up shortly after. In 1944 Boston & Maine purchased all remaining assets of the Concord & Portsmouth.
 
Erected 2007 by Manchester Sand, Gravel & Cement Co., Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
 
Location. 43° 6.413′ N, 71° 26.908′ W. Marker is in Hooksett, New Hampshire, in Merrimack County. Marker is on Allenstown Road (U.S. 3), on the right when traveling north. Located just north of Post Road and within the parking area for
Portsmouth & Concord Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglas Finney, February 23, 2019
2. Portsmouth & Concord Railroad Marker
Looking north from parking lot for Head's Pond Trailhead.
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Head's Pond Trailhead. Green's Marine is across U.S. Route 3 from the marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hooksett NH 03106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1790 Milestone (approx. 0.6 miles away); Suncook Connection Bridge (approx. 1.6 miles away); Suncook Village (approx. 1.7 miles away); George M. Lamiette Square (approx. 1.8 miles away); Josie Langmaid (approx. 2.8 miles away); First Meeting House (approx. 3˝ miles away); Pembroke Street / Watering Trough (approx. 3.7 miles away); Robert Frost in Allenstown / Buck Street Mills (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Head's Pond Trailhead near marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglas Finney, February 23, 2019
3. Head's Pond Trailhead near marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 23, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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