Near Durham in Strafford County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Major General John Sullivan
Revolutionary patriot, soldier, politician, first Grand Master of Masons in New Hampshire, and a resident of Durham. He left the Continental Congress to serve under Washington from Cambridge to Valley Forge. Commanded at Rhode Island in 1778, and led campaign against the Six Nations in New York in 1779. Re-entered Congress, then served three terms as Governor of New Hampshire. Led fight for ratification of U.S. Constitution and became a federal district judge.
Erected 1972 by State of New Hampshire. (Marker Number 89.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the The Sullivan-Clinton Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1778.
Location. 43° 7.818′ N, 70° 55.078′ W. Marker is near Durham, New Hampshire, in Strafford County. Marker is on Newmarket Road (New Hampshire Route 108), on the left when traveling west. There are also two other monuments near the marker. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Major General John Sullivan Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Oyster River Massacre (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Durham New Hampshire War Memorial Marker (approx. half a mile away); The Alexander Scammell Bridge over the Bellamy River (approx. 3.3 miles away); Wentworth Cheswill (approx. 4 miles away); Dover NH Libby WWI Memorial (approx. 4½ miles away); Maurice J. Burke Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Dover NH Civil War Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Durham.
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