West Chesterfield in Cheshire County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Site of First House in Chesterﬁeld
Location. 42° 55.292′ N, 72° 31.342′ W. Marker is in West Chesterfield, New Hampshire, in Cheshire County. Marker is on River Road half a mile south of Stoneleigh Heights, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Chesterfield NH 03466, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Methodist Meeting Place In New Hampshire (approx. 2.6 miles away); Dr. Laura Plantz House (approx. 3.3 miles away in Vermont); Naulahka (approx. 3.3 miles away in Vermont); Chief Justice Harlan Fiske Stone (approx. 3½ miles away); Putney Town Hall (approx. 3.7 miles away in Vermont); Putney Veterans Monument (approx. 3.7 miles away in Vermont); Family Home of John Humphrey Noyes (approx. 3.9 miles away in Vermont); Brattleboro Veterans Monument (approx. 4.8 miles away in Vermont).
Regarding Site of First House in Chesterfield. Info below is from "History of Chesterfield, Cheshire County, N.H." by Oran E. Randall.
On the 20th day of February, 1761, Moses Smith, who at that time was said
Having secured some of the best land in the new township. Moses Smith made preparations for establishing a home upon the same, for himself and family. Accordingly, in the month of November, 1761, as the tradition has always been, he and his son-in-law, William Thomas, came up the Connecticut in canoes or boats, for the purpose of making the first settlement in the town of Chesterfield.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2011, by Mick Secord of West Chesterfield, New Hampshire. This page has been viewed 614 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2011, by Mick Secord of West Chesterfield, New Hampshire. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.