Exeter in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Erected 1991 by NH Division of Historical Resources and the NH Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 161.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Notable Buildings • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 42° 58.916′ N, 70° 56.941′ W. Marker is in Exeter, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Water Street, on the right. 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. Abraham Lincoln Speaks in New Hampshire (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Exeter NH War MemorialRevolutionary Capital (about 800 feet away); Exeter Town House (about 800 feet away); Exeter NH Exeter Gas Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Burial Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the First Mill At Falls of the Squamscott River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Powder House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Exeter.
Regarding Ladd-Gilman House. A spectacular discovery was made in this historic building during renovations in 1985, when an alert workman noticed an aging document stashed behind insulation in the attic. It proved to be Exeter’s long-lost copy of the Declaration of Independence, which had arrived by horseback from Philadelphia on July 16, 1776.
Today the Ladd-Gilman house is the centerpiece of the American Independence Museum.
Also see . . . John Taylor Gilman Biography - New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Submitted on June 3, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2010, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 1,182 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on July 10, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos: 1. submitted on May 30, 2010, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. 2. submitted on August 4, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. 3, 4. submitted on May 30, 2010, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. 5. submitted on August 4, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.