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Exeter in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Folsom Tavern

(circa 1775)

 
 
The Folsom Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, October 15, 2019
1. The Folsom Tavern Marker
Inscription.  
Occupied this site until
it was moved in 1929 to
its present location at
Spring and Water
Streets.
President George
Washington was a guest
at the Folsom Tavern in
November, 1789.


 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1789.
 
Location. 42° 58.868′ N, 70° 56.748′ W. Marker is in Exeter, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Water Street east of Front Street, on the right when traveling east. The marker is on a building, just right of the entrance door. The building is about 120 feet east of the intersection of Water Street and Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 64 Water Street, Exeter NH 03833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary Capital (within shouting distance of this marker); Exeter NH War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the First Mill At Falls of the Squamscott River (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln Speaks in New Hampshire (about 300 feet
View of the Building at the Site Today image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, October 15, 2019
2. View of the Building at the Site Today
The marker is immediately to the right of the entrance door and is easily missed because it is behind a potted tree.
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away, measured in a direct line); Exeter Town House (about 400 feet away); Ladd-Gilman House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Exeter NH Exeter Gas Works (approx. 0.3 miles away); Second Burial Ground (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Exeter.
 
Regarding The Folsom Tavern. The building on the site today is a popular restaurant, "Me & Ollie's Bakery & Cafe", in downtown Exeter.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2021, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2021, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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