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

Josie Langmaid

 
 
Langmaid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglas Finney, April 16, 2019
1. Langmaid Marker
Inscription.  
(Front inscription)
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 EventsWomen. 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

Langmaid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglas Finney, April 16, 2019
2. Langmaid Marker
Right side inscription
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. Marker is in this post office area: Suncook NH 03275, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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.)
 
Langmaid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglas Finney, April 16, 2019
3. Langmaid Marker
Left side inscription
Langmaid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglas Finney, April 16, 2019
4. Langmaid Marker
Langmaid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglas Finney, April 16, 2019
5. Langmaid Marker
Looking northerly from the edge of Academy Road.
Stone Hub Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglas Finney, April 16, 2019
6. Stone Hub Marker
The location where Josie Langmaid's headless corpse was found. Her head was found approximately 1,273 feet further north from where her body was discovered and is marked with a similar granite post.
 
 
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.

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