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Merrimack in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Matthew Thornton

1714 - 1803

 
 
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By James True, October 16, 2011
1. Matthew Thornton Marker
Inscription.  One of three New Hampshiremen to sign the Declaration of Independence, Matthew Thornton, physician, soldier, patriot, agitated against the Stamp Act of 1765, presided over the Provincial Congress in 1775, served in the State Senate and as an associate justice of the Superior Court. The nearby monument honors his memory. He is buried in the adjacent cemetery. His homestead stands directly across the highway.
 
Erected by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 079.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Patriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series list.
 
Location. 42° 50.41′ N, 71° 29.44′ W. Marker is in Merrimack, New Hampshire, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on Daniel Webster Highway north of Continental Blvd, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Merrimack NH 03054, 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. Old Dunstable (approx. 1˝ miles away); Colonel John Goffe
Matthew Thornton Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, October 16, 2011
2. Matthew Thornton Marker
(approx. 8 miles away); Captain Josiah Crosby / Lieutenant Thompson Maxwell (approx. 8 miles away); Mary E. Elliot (approx. 10.1 miles away); Valley Cemetery (approx. 10.1 miles away); Governor Moody Currier Gateway Entrance (approx. 10.1 miles away); Christos Kalivas (approx. 10.3 miles away); Manchester NH World War II Memorial (approx. 10.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Matthew Thornton - Colonial Hall. (Submitted on October 22, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Matthew Thornton Memorial image. Click for full size.
By James True, October 16, 2011
3. Matthew Thornton Memorial
Matthew Thornton image. Click for full size.
By James True, October 16, 2011
4. Matthew Thornton
Cemetery where Matthew Thornton is buried.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2011, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 822 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on June 19, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 22, 2011, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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