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

Exeter NH Exeter Gas Works

Exeter NH Exeter Gas Works Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James R. Murray, August 3, 2016
1. Exeter NH Exeter Gas Works Marker
Inscription.  The Exeter Gas Works operated on this site beginning in 1862. The gas, produced from coal, supplied street lights in Exeter during the American Civil War. Local homes and businesses were supplied shortly thereafter. Manufactured gas was the principle source of artificial lighting until the invention of electric light in the early 1900's. The Exeter Gas Works operated into the 1950's when manufactured gas was replaced by natural gas throughout the region
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 42° 58.967′ N, 70° 57.118′ W. Marker is in Exeter, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker can be reached from Newfields Road. This is a large cement medallion in the center of a small park with a brick walkway and a couple of benches overlooking the Squamscott River. A brick walkway leads to the Second Burial Ground. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Exeter NH 03833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Second Burial Ground (here, next to this marker); Ladd-Gilman House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Powder House
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Powder House (approx. Ό mile away); Abraham Lincoln Speaks in New Hampshire (approx. 0.3 miles away); Exeter Town House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Exeter NH War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Revolutionary Capital (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Exeter.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 34 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 4, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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