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Concord in Merrimack County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

On The Interval Below This Spot

 
 
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By Douglas Finney, February 9, 2019
1. On the Interval Below This Spot Marker
Inscription. On the interval below this spot a committee of the General Court of Massachusetts Bay, their surveyors and attendants there present to locate and survey the Plantation of Penny Cook, conducted the first religious service ever held in the central part of New Hampshire, on Sunday, May 15, 1726. Rev. Enoch Coffin, Preacher.

(Obverse Side) Erected by the Congregational Societies of Concord, October, 1899.
 
Erected 1899 by Congregational Societies of Concord.
 
Location. 43° 13.538′ N, 71° 30.492′ W. Marker is in Concord, New Hampshire, in Merrimack County. Marker is on East Side Drive (New Hampshire Route 132), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Approximately 100 feet south of West Sugar Ball Road. The marker sets back roughly 75 to 100 feet from the street. The marker sits on a wooded plot approximately an acre in size which was originally known as Memorial park. The land is owned by First Congregational Church. Marker is in this post office area: Concord NH 03301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eastman (approx. 1˝ miles away); Site of First Ferry (approx. 1˝ miles away); End Of The First N. H. Turnpike

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By Douglas Finney, February 9, 2019
2. On the Interval Below this Spot Marker
(approx. 1˝ miles away); The First Garrison in Concord (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of Home of Edward H. Rollins (approx. 1.8 miles away); First Session of the Legislature at Concord (approx. 1.8 miles away); New Hampshire’s First Meeting House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Walker School (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Concord.
 
Regarding On The Interval Below This Spot. The original inscription did not include Rev. Enoch Coffin, Preacher, but was added sometime later.
Footnote from the periodical The Granite Monthly: The last line, "Rev. Enoch Coffin, Preacher," has been cut upon the monument, in justice to the facts, since the photograph was taken for the half-tone illustration.
Thorne, John C. "Reverend Enoch Coffin." The Granite Monthly vol XXXII pp. 25.
 
Also see . . .  The Granite Monthly - A NH Magazine. (Submitted on February 9, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA.)
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
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