Near Lisbon in Grafton County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Original Site of the Village of Lisbon
This was about the center of the first settlement of the village called Concord under its first charter 1763.
The second charter made in 1768 called it Gunthwaite.
At the close of the Revolutionary War, in the entire township. comfortably settled in log cabins, were only forty families and a number of bachelors.
After the war the Concord Charter was reestablished and the name remained unchanged until 1824, when it was changed to Lisbon.
Samuel Martin, the first white man to tread the soil of Lisbon came in 1753. He found a few wigwams still occupied by the Indians, who had cleared and cultivated the meadows.
The present Young-Cobleigh-Hanno house is on the site of the old stockade and block house used for a fort, in which enlistments for the Revolutionary War were made and some of the meetings of the proprietors of the town were held.
This meadow was known as Cobleigh Meadow, where the spring musters of the militia met annually, until about 1855.
Erected 1931 by Gunthwaite Chapter, D.A.R.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
Location. 44° 13.412′ N, 71° 53.677′ W. Marker is near Lisbon, New Hampshire, in Grafton County. Marker is on Dartmouth College Road (U.S. 302) 2 miles south of Sugar Hill Road (New Hampshire Route 117), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lisbon NH 03585, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Coal Kiln (approx. 2.6 miles away); Willowdale Settlement (approx. 5.6 miles away); Bath, New Hampshire (approx. 5.7 miles away); First Ski School in America (approx. 6.2 miles away); Bath Bridge (approx. 6.3 miles away); Early Franconia (approx. 6.9 miles away); Iron Furnace (approx. 6.9 miles away); 1889 Iron Bridge (approx. 7 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Town of Lisbon, NH. (Submitted on September 9, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Lisbon, New Hampshire (Wikipedia). (Submitted on September 9, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 8, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.