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

First Public School Marker

 
 
First Public School Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 6, 2017
1. First Public School Marker Marker
Main inscription
Inscription. First Public School in New Hampshire, supported by taxation, was opened in Hampton on May 31, 1649. It was presided over by John Legat for the education of both sexes. The sole qualification for admission of the pupils was that they be “capable of learning.”
 
Erected by The State of New Hampshire.
 
Location. 42° 56.25′ N, 70° 50.114′ W. Marker is in Hampton, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Winnacunnet Road, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is located in the front yard of the Centre School at 89 Winnaconnet Road in Hampton NH. Marker is at or near this postal address: 89 Winnacunnet Road, Hampton NH 03842, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hampton NH Honor Rolls (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roll of Honor WW II (about 500 feet away); Rolls of Honor Viet Nam and Korean War (about 500 feet away); Bell of 5th Congregational Church Building (about 500 feet away); Salisbury (approx. 4.8 miles away in Massachusetts); Atlantic Cable Station and Sunken Forest
First Public School Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 6, 2017
2. First Public School Marker Marker
Location detail of marker in front of Centre School building
(approx. 5.4 miles away); Exeter NH Folsom and Gilman Marker (approx. 5.6 miles away); Rye NH War Memorial (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
 
Categories. Colonial EraEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2017, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2017, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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