Erected by the citizens of Pembroke and vicinty to commemorate the place of the tragic death and memory of Josie A. Langmaid a student of Pembroke Academy who was murdered on her way to school on the 4th day of Oct. 1875 AE. 17 yrs. 10 mos. 27 days
(Right side inscription)
Body found 80 ft north at stone hub
Head found 82 rods north at stone hub
(Left side inscription)
Death lies on her like an untimely frost on the sweetest flow'r of all the field
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is October 4, 1875.
Location. 43° 8.843′ N, 71° 26.952′ W. Marker is in Pembroke, New Hampshire, in Merrimack County. Marker is on Academy Road, ¼ mile east of Pembroke Street (U.S. 3), on the left when traveling east. Located in an area designated as Schuett Conservation Area directly across Academy Road from the entrance driveway to Three Rivers School. The marker is a large gray, granite obelisk, approx. twenty feet tall and is roughly forty feet from the edge of the road. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George M. Lamiette Square (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Meeting House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Suncook Village (approx. 1.1 miles away); Suncook Connection Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pembroke Street / Watering Trough (approx. 1.2 miles away); Robert Frost in Allenstown / Buck Street Mills (approx. 2.3 miles away); Portsmouth & Concord Railroad (approx. 2.8 miles away); 1790 Milestone (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pembroke.
Also see . . .
1. A gruesome pillar of local history. (Submitted on April 16, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA.)
2. Murder of public schoolgirl stuns community. (Submitted on April 16, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA.)
3. How a clairvoyant caught Josie Langmaid's murderer in 1875. (Submitted on April 16, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 16, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.