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North Conway in Bartlett in Carroll County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Lady Blanche House

 
 
Lady Blanche House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alexander Schwarzmueller, September 8, 2014
1. Lady Blanche House Marker
Inscription.  This rustic cottage was once the home of Thomas Murphy and his wife, Lady Blanche, daughter of the Earl of Gainsborough. Thomas was the organist at the church on the Earl's estate. The commoner and the lady eloped to America, where Thomas taught at the Kearsarge School for Boys in North Conway. Lady Blanche, a noted writer and contributor to such publications as Harper's and The Atlantic Monthly, died here in 1881.
 
Erected by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 109.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the New Hampshire Historical Highway Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
 
Location. 44° 5.116′ N, 71° 9.929′ W. Marker is in Bartlett, New Hampshire, in Carroll County. It is in North Conway. Marker is on West Side Road, 2.2 miles north of River Road, on the left when traveling south. West Side Road follows the west side of the Saco River, whereas US 302 (Crawford Notch Road) follows the east bank. Touch for map
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. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White Mountain School of Art (approx. 1˝ miles away); In Memory of Joseph Laurent (approx. 1.6 miles away); Caboose B&M 104391 (approx. 2.8 miles away); Caboose CV-4011 (approx. 2.8 miles away); Caboose Grand Trunk Ry. No 75953 (approx. 2.8 miles away); Flanger CV 4233 (approx. 2.8 miles away); Maine Central Instruction Car No. 2001 (approx. 2.9 miles away); Water Standpipe (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The house is about 130 feet back from the marker and foliage obscures the view.
 
Lady Blanche House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alexander Schwarzmueller, September 8, 2014
2. Lady Blanche House Marker
Lady Blanche House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alexander Schwarzmueller, September 8, 2014
3. Lady Blanche House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 3,843 times since then and 106 times this year. Last updated on October 2, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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