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Hart's Location in Carroll County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Sawyer's Rock

 
 
Sawyer's Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 4, 2009
1. Sawyer's Rock Marker
Inscription.  In 1771, Timothy Lash of Lancaster and Benjamin Sawyer of Conway made a bargain with Governor John Wentworth to bring a horse through Crawford Notch in order to prove the route’s commercial value. The pair succeeded by dragging and lowering the animal down rock faces. Sawyer’s Rock is said to be the last obstacle they encountered before reaching the Bartlett intervales. Nash and Sawyer were rewarded with a 2,184 acre parcel at the northern end of the Notch. Sawyer’s Rock symbolizes the determination and foresight that helped open and develop trade and travel into the White Mountains region.
 
Erected 2003 by NH Division of Historical Resources and the NH Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 186.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNatural FeaturesRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 44° 4.555′ N, 71° 19.674′ W. Marker is in Hart's Location, New Hampshire, in Carroll County. Marker is on Crawford Notch Road (U.S. 302) west of White Mountain Road
Sawyer's Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 4, 2009
2. Sawyer's Rock Marker
(New Hampshire Route 16), on the right when traveling east. The marker is located in a White Mountain National Forest picnic area off U.S. 302, west of the town of Bartlett, NH, and southeast of the Crawford Notch State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bartlett NH 03812, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crawford Notch Road (a few steps from this marker); Bartlett Snow Roller (approx. 2.3 miles away); Bartlett, N.H. Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Piece of Sawyer's Rock (approx. 2.3 miles away); Frankenstein Trestle (approx. 5.8 miles away); How Sabbaday Falls Got Its Name (approx. 6.3 miles away); By Foot and Horseback, Stagecoach and Car (approx. 6.3 miles away); How the Covered Bridge was Built (approx. 6½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hart's Location.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hart's Location. The smallest town in New Hampshire and the first in the nation every four years. (Submitted on July 18, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

2. Crawford Notch. (Submitted on July 18, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Sawyer's Rock Picnic Area, White Mountain National Forest image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 4, 2009
3. Sawyer's Rock Picnic Area, White Mountain National Forest
Forest Service advisories posted at the Sawyer's Rock Picnic Area image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 4, 2009
4. Forest Service advisories posted at the Sawyer's Rock Picnic Area
Crawford Notch State Park image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 4, 2009
5. Crawford Notch State Park
U.S. Highway 302 along the Saco River's narrow gorge through the White Mountains - north of the Sawyer's Rock Marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,867 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on July 10, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 18, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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