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

First New Hampshire Turnpike

 
 
First New Hampshire Turnpike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, August 15, 2014
1. First New Hampshire Turnpike Marker
Inscription.  
Extending 36 miles from Piscataqua Bridge in Durham to the Merrimack River in East Concord, this highway was originally a toll road. The first of more than 80 New Hampshire turnpikes built by private corporations in the nineteenth century, this was the only one connecting Portsmouth, the state's seaport, with the interior settlements. Chartered in 1796, the corporation began to build the road about 1801. Much of the present Route 4 follows the four rod (66 foot) right-of-way of this first turnpike.
 
Erected 2002 by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 181.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 43° 13.399′ N, 71° 15.246′ W. Marker is in Northwood, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker is on U.S. 4 just south of Old Turnpike Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Northwood NH 03261, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Northwood Parade 1775 (approx. 2.6 miles away); Northwood NH WWI Honor Roll (approx. 2.6 miles away); Northwood NH War Memorial
First New Hampshire Turnpike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, August 15, 2014
2. First New Hampshire Turnpike Marker
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Northwood NH WWII Honor Roll (approx. 2.6 miles away); LaFayette's Tour (approx. 2.6 miles away); Major Andrew McClary (approx. 4 miles away); Site of the First Congregational Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); Major John Simpson (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northwood.
 
 
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 365 times since then. Last updated on October 9, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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