Laconia in Belknap County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
the name of
John Endicvt Gov.
and the initials of
Edward Johnson and Simon Willard, Commissioners
of the Massachusetts Bay Colony,
John Sherman and Jonathan Ince, Surveyors,
were inscribed upon this rock
August 1, 1652,
To mark the head of the Merrimack River.
A line of three miles northward of this rock was then claimed
by that Colony as the Northern limit of their patent.
E I S W W P John Endicvt Gov I S I I
The structure which covers this historic stone, long known as the Endicott Rock, was erected for its protection, in 1892, by the State of New Hampshire, in accordance with joint resolutions of its legislature, approved September 7, 1893, and August 25, 1885.
John Kimball, Erastus P. Jewell, Joseph B. Walker, Commissioners
Erected 1892 by State of New Hampshire.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 43° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laconia NH 03246, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company (here, next to this marker); Meredith New Hampshire WWII Honor Roll (approx. 4.2 miles away); Meredith New Hampshire Civil War Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); Belknap College (approx. 7.1 miles away); Boston, Concord, & Montreal Railroad (approx. 10.7 miles away); Soldiers of Ashland Memorial (approx. 10.7 miles away); George Hoyt Whipple (approx. 10.8 miles away); Holderness Honor Roll (approx. 11 miles away).
Also see . . . Endicott Rock - New Hampshire State Parks. Excerpt:
Endicott Rock may be the oldest public monument in New England. The name of John Endicott, Governor of Massachusetts Bay, and the initials of Edward Johnson and Simon Willard, Commissioners of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and of John Sherman and Jonathan Ince, Suveyors, were inscribed on the rock on August 1, 1652. The rock marked the assumed headwaters of the Merrimack River. Under the original Bay Charter of 1629, the northern boundary of the colony was fixed as a line three miles north of the Merrimack.(Submitted on May 5, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
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