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

Birthplace of Daniel Webster

 
 
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By Douglas Finney, March 12, 2019
1. Birthplace of Daniel Webster Marker
Inscription. Daniel Webster was born here January 18, 1782. Statesman and lawyer, he served as U.S. Congressman from New Hampshire and Massachusetts, Senator from Massachusetts and Secretary of State under Presidents Harrison, Tyler and Fillmore. A noted orator, he achieved national recognition in the landmark Dartmouth College case. He died in Marshfield, Massachusetts October 24, 1852 and is buried there. He was one of the first men elected to the U.S Senate Hall of Fame in 1957.
 
Erected 1975 by NH Dept. of Natural & Cultural Resources - Div. of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 0091.)
 
Location. 43° 24.833′ N, 71° 41.803′ W. Marker is in Franklin, New Hampshire, in Merrimack County. Marker is on North Road 0.7 miles north of Salisbury Road (New Hampshire Route 127), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 North Road, Franklin NH 03235, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Grateful Tribute (approx. 5.1 miles away); Soldiers' Monument (approx. 5˝ miles away); The Winnipesaukee River (approx. 5˝ miles away); The Tilton Mills
Birthplace of Daniel Webster from N Road image. Click for full size.
By Douglas Finney, March 12, 2019
2. Birthplace of Daniel Webster from N Road
(approx. 5˝ miles away); The Town of Tilton (approx. 5˝ miles away); Northfield WWI Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away); Tilton WWI Memorial (approx. 5.8 miles away); Air Force History in New Hampshire (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Daniel Webster Birthplace. (Submitted on March 12, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA.)
2. Meet the Man Caring for Daniel Webster's Birthplace. (Submitted on March 12, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraPolitics
 
Daniel Webster image. Click for full size.
By Francis Alexander, 1835
3. Daniel Webster
This 1835 portrait of Daniel Webster by Francis Alexander hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“John C. Calhoun was the South's leading advocate of states' rights, New England's Daniel Webster was easily its most celebrated opponent. Endowed with an imposingly broad brow that seemed to underscore his eloquence in the Senate and courtroom, Webster was unmatched in his gift for speaking. In 1830 he enthralled his audience as he turned an exchange with South Carolina senator Robert Hayne into a debate over states' rights. Ending his oration with "Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable," he left his listeners spellbound, and it was many minutes before any dared to speak. From that moment, Webster was for many a living emblem of national unity.

Francis Alexander painted this portrait in 1835 to Commemorate Webster's role in an 1818 Supreme Court case that protected Dartmouth College’s charter from being negated.” -- National Portrait Gallery
 
 
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