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

Oracle House

Circa 1702

 
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, July 16, 2009
1. Oracle House Marker
Inscription. The Oracle House is one of the oldest houses in New England. it was built by the Honorable Richard Wibird, an officer in the British Royal Navy, wealthy merchant, member of The King's Council and a benefactor of Harvard College.
 
Location. 43° 4.618′ N, 70° 45.17′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker is at the intersection of Marcy St. and Court St., on the right when traveling south on Marcy St.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth NH 03801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Portsmouth NH Marine Railway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James (Stavers) (about 300 feet away); Memorial Bridge 1923-2012 (about 400 feet away); Portsmouth Veteran's Memorial (about 400 feet away); Liberty Pole and Bridge (about 500 feet away); Portsmouth NH Red Light District (about 500 feet away); Point of Graves (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Point of Graves (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsNotable Places
 
Oracle House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 16, 2009
2. Oracle House Marker
Bottom of marker
The first daily newspaper in New Hampshire, "THE ORACLE OF THE DAY" was published here in the 18th century by Charles Peirce.
Oracle House Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 26, 2016
3. Oracle House Marker
While renovations seem to be complete, sadly, the marker seems to be missing!
Oracle House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 16, 2009
4. Oracle House
House was under renovation in 2009
Oracle House Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 26, 2016
5. Oracle House Marker
Happily, the renovations have been completed!
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,811 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on July 26, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.   4. submitted on October 17, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   5. submitted on July 26, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.
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