Exeter in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
— 1771 —
Erected by Town of Exeter, New Hampshire.
Location. 42° 59.155′ N, 70° 56.922′ W. Marker is in Exeter, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker can be reached from Jady Hill Avenue. Marker is at Duck Point, a 200-yard walk northwest from where Jady Hill Avenue ends at the Squamscott River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. A different marker also named Powder House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brigadier General Enoch Poor (approx. ¼ mile away); Exeter NH Exeter Gas Works (approx. ¼ mile away); Second Burial Ground (approx. ¼ mile away); Ladd-Gilman House (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the First Mill At Falls of the Squamscott River Abraham Lincoln Speaks in New Hampshire (approx. 0.3 miles away); Revolutionary Capital (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Exeter.
Regarding Powder House. In December 1774, men from several towns in southeastern New Hampshire removed almost 100 barrels of gunpowder from Fort William and Mary in New Castle, NH, to keep it from falling into British hands. For an eyewitness account, see the link below. Some of the powder may have of been stored in this quaint structure, which was refurbished in 1999.
Also see . . . Seizure of gunpowder. The account starts on page 240 of the History of the Town of Exeter, New Hampshire by Charles Henry Bell (Exeter, 1888). (Submitted on March 26, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • War of 1812 • War, US Revolutionary •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 801 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 26, 2011, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.