Lancaster in Coos County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Lake Coos and the Presidential Range
Lancaster, founded in 1763, lies on the bed of glacial Lake Coos, formed as the glaciers receded 14,000 years ago. Today, the Connecticut, an American Heritage River, flows along the bottom of the ancient lake.
You stand at a gateway to The Great North Woods Region. To the east, aligned from north to south, are Mounts Madison, Adams, Jefferson, and Washington, the highest peaks of the White Mountains' Presidential Range. Mt. Washington, at 6288 feet, is the highest in the Northeast. The strongest winds ever recorded, 231 miles per hour, were measured on its summit on April 12, 1934.
Erected 1999 by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 173.)
Location. 44° 28.074′ N, 71° 32.605′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, New Hampshire, in Coos County. Marker is on Portland Street (U.S. 2) 1.8 miles east of Prospect Street (U.S. 3), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located next to a pull-out (parking area (no services)) across the road from Roger's campground. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster NH 03584, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thaddeus S. C. Lowe (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Weeks Act Wilder-Holton House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Vermont (approx. 3.3 miles away in Vermont); Granny Stalbird (approx. 5.2 miles away); Cherry Mountain Slide (approx. 7.9 miles away); Alderbrook (approx. 12½ miles away); Camp Stark (approx. 12.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
Categories. • Natural Features • Paleontology • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.