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

Exeter Town House

 
 
Exeter Town House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, May 7, 2010
1. Exeter Town House Marker
Inscription.  The historic Town House of Exeter stood near this site. Here on January 5, 1776, the Provincial Congress adopted and signed the first state constitution thereby establishing an independent state government, the first of the thirteen colonies. The newly created legislative Assembly met here during the Revolution. The Town House remained in use until replaced by a new structure in 1793.
 
Erected 1974 by NH Division of Historical Resources and the NH Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 097.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1971.
 
Location. 42° 58.821′ N, 70° 56.822′ W. Marker is in Exeter, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Court Street, on the right when traveling north on Front Street. 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. Exeter NH War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary Capital (within shouting distance of this marker);
Wider View of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, May 7, 2010
2. Wider View of Marker
The marker stands at the entrance to the Town House Common.
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Abraham Lincoln Speaks in New Hampshire (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the First Mill At Falls of the Squamscott River (about 600 feet away); Ladd-Gilman House (about 800 feet away); Exeter NH Exeter Gas Works (approx. 0.3 miles away); Second Burial Ground (approx. 0.3 miles away); Powder House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Exeter.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2010, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 1,028 times since then. Last updated on July 10, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2010, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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