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Rochester in Strafford County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Reverend Amos Main

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2019
1. Amos Main Marker
Inscription.  
This monument
is erected to perpetuate
the memory of

Reverend Amos Main

The first settled minister
of the
First Congregational Church
of the
Province of Rochester
from May 9th 1737
to April 5th 1760
when he died
aged 51 years

 
Erected 1896.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is May 9, 1737.
 
Location. 43° 18.26′ N, 70° 58.565′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New Hampshire, in Strafford County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (State Highway 202A) and Wakefield Street, on the left when traveling south on North Main Street. Monument and marker are located in a plaza at the northwest corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 North Main Street, Rochester NH 03867, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Church Congregational (approx. 0.2 miles away); Arched Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rochester Commons Bandstand (approx. half a mile
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2019
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away); Rochester Civil War Monument (approx. half a mile away); Berwick Maine War Memorial (approx. 6.2 miles away in Maine); Henry Wilson (approx. 6˝ miles away); Farmington Honor Roll (approx. 7˝ miles away); Town of Farmington War Memorial (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Reverend Amos Main, Rochester, New Hampshire
 
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1. Reverend Amos Main. He was a man of many talents. Only his death — on April 5, 1760 — ended his ministry. He had served the church and town for 23 years. Pastor Amos Main was the first moderator, physician and barrister, as well as the first pastor of Rochester. A statue was erected in his memory many years after his death. The unveiling was celebrated on July 13, 1896. (Submitted on June 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. History of Rochester. One well known settler was the Rev. Amos Main, a greatly honored and beloved minister from 1731 until his death in 1760. In addition to his church responsibilities,
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2019
3. Amos Main Statue
he served as doctor, lawyer, and advisor for the area and often traveled long distances away from Rochester. Although he carried his gun as well as his Bible, the Indians had so much regard for his character, he was never attacked. The Parson Main Monument in downtown Rochester was erected in 1896 in his memory. (Submitted on June 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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