Lancaster in Coos County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Lancaster NH: Stories of People & Places
John Sullivan Wells built this unique structure between 1835 and 1840.Wells brought the granite from Northumberland to construct his home. Shortly after it was completed Wells was called to Exeter to become Attorney General and the house was sold to the Hopkinson family. Today the house is a working farm and reflects Lancaster's deeply rooted farming history.
Location. 44° 29.588′ N, 71° 34.281′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, New Hampshire, in Coos County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 2) south of Depot Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is mounted waist-high on a wooden stand directly in front of the subject house, near the sidewalk. Marker is at or near this postal address: 159 Main Street, Lancaster NH 03584, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilder-Holton House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vermont (approx. 1.2 miles away in Vermont); Lake Coos and the Presidential Range (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Weeks Act (approx. 2.8 miles away); Thaddeus S. C. Lowe Granny Stalbird (approx. 7.4 miles away); Cherry Mountain Slide (approx. 10.1 miles away); George Lansing Fox (approx. 10.1 miles away in Vermont). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
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1. Located on Main Street, the Stone House is one of Lancaster’s older dwellings.
Near the Lancaster-Northumberland border, Wells found the solid block of granite which would be cut out and brought to Lancaster. For a 19th century home, it was an astounding structure, and it has weathered time well. The Stone House has four columns on the front piazza. Upon walking into the entrance hall, one see’s the spiral staircase, which was modeled after the ones typical of southern plantation mansions. (Submitted on April 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Wells, John Sullivan, (1803-1860).
U.S. Senator from New Hampshire; born in Durham, N.H., October 18, 1803; attended Pembroke Academy; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1828 and practiced in Guildhall, Vt., 1828-1835; moved to Lancaster, N.H., in 1836 and continued the practice of law until 1846; solicitor of Coos County 1838-1847; moved to Exeter, Rockingham County, N.H., and resumed the practice of law; member, State (Submitted on April 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.