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

Matthew Thornton

1714 - 1803

 
 
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Photographed 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 New Hampshire Historical Highway Markers, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1765.
 
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 6 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. Old Dunstable (approx. 1˝ miles away); Lowell Memorial Library (approx. 1.9 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Veterans and War Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Historic Homes (approx. 3.7 miles away); Abbot-Spalding House (approx. 5.3 miles away); Nashua Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 5.3 miles away); Railroad Square (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Merrimack.
 
Also see . . .  Matthew Thornton. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on September 9, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
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2. Matthew Thornton
Matthew Thornton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James True, October 16, 2011
3. Matthew Thornton Marker
Matthew Thornton Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James True, October 16, 2011
4. Matthew Thornton Memorial
Matthew Thornton image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James True, October 16, 2011
5. Matthew Thornton
Cemetery where Matthew Thornton is buried.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2011, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,163 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on June 19, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1. submitted on October 22, 2011, by James True of Newark, New Jersey.   2. submitted on September 9, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3, 4, 5. 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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