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

First Meeting House

 
 
First Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglas Finney, March 23, 2019
1. First Meeting House Marker
Inscription.  This is the site of the first meeting house in Suncook, incorporated as Pembroke in 1759. Granted to soldiers in Lovewell's Indian War (1722-25) or their survivors, the land was largely settled by Congregationalists from Massachusetts Bay. Their first meeting house was "made of Good Hewn Loggs” in 1733. It measured 24 by 30 feet and housed town meetings and religious services. The building was improved in 1735 with seats, window glass, and a pulpit. In 1746, it was replaced by a two-story framed building, which was moved around 1806 and converted to the barn standing to the northwest. 2008
 
Erected 2008 by NH Dept. of Natural & Cultural Resources - Div. of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 0144.)
 
Location. 43° 9.375′ N, 71° 28.003′ W. Marker is in Pembroke, New Hampshire, in Merrimack County. Marker is on Pembroke Street (U.S. 3), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is a stone's throw northwesterly of entrance to the Pembroke Street Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Suncook NH 03275, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles
First Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglas Finney, March 23, 2019
2. First Meeting House Marker
Looking southeasterly along US Route 3
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pembroke Street / Watering Trough (approx. 0.2 miles away); Josie Langmaid (approx. 1.1 miles away); George M. Lamiette Square (approx. 1.8 miles away); Suncook Village (approx. 1.8 miles away); Suncook Connection Bridge (approx. 2.1 miles away); Robert Frost in Allenstown / Buck Street Mills (approx. 3.1 miles away); Andrew Jackson’s Visit (approx. 3.2 miles away); Portsmouth & Concord Railroad (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pembroke.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial Era
 
The Pembroke Street Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Douglas Finney, March 23, 2019
3. The Pembroke Street Cemetery
Located just west of the marker
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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