Portsmouth in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
The Original New Hampshire State House
Seat of Colonial Government, 1758 - 1776
The Declaration of Independence was read from the Building,
July 18, 1776
President George Washington spoke from the Balcony, October 31, 1789
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Government & Politics. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1709.
Location. 43° 4.617′ N, 70° 45.465′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Congress Street just west of Pleasant Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth NH 03801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nation's Oldest Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Negro Pews (within shouting distance of this marker); Treaty of Portsmouth 1905 (within shouting distance of this marker); 18 Congress (within shouting distance of this marker); Ceilia Layton Thaxter (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The South Church (about 500 feet away); Joseph & Nancy (Cotton) and their children, Eleazor & James Temple Israel (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 508 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.