Lancaster in Coos County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Lake Coos and the Presidential Range
Lancaster, founded in 1763, lies on the bed of glacial Lake Coos, formed as the glaciers receded 14,000 years ago. Today, the Connecticut, an American Heritage River, flows along the bottom of the ancient lake.
You stand at a gateway to The Great North Woods Region. To the east, aligned from north to south, are Mounts Madison, Adams, Jefferson, and Washington, the highest peaks of the White Mountains' Presidential Range. Mt. Washington, at 6288 feet, is the highest in the Northeast. The strongest winds ever recorded, 231 miles per hour, were measured on its summit on April 12, 1934.
Erected 1999 by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 173.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural Features • Paleontology • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 44° 28.074′ N, 71° 32.605′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, New Hampshire, in Coos County. Marker is on Portland Street (U.S. 2) 1.8 miles east of Prospect Street (U.S. 3), on the right Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster NH 03584, 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. Thaddeus S. C. Lowe (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Weeks Act (approx. 2 miles away); Stone House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Wilder-Holton House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Lancaster N. H.: Stories of People and Places (approx. 2.6 miles away); Vermont (approx. 3.3 miles away in Vermont); Granny Stalbird (approx. 5.2 miles away); Lunenburg Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away in Vermont). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.