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Stoddard in Cheshire County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Stoddard Glass

 
 
Stoddard Glass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 5, 2014
1. Stoddard Glass Marker
Inscription. Glassmaking in this town covered the years 1842-1873. Nearby stood the South Stoddard Glass Works founded by Joseph Foster in 1842. A second works was erected in 1846 at Mill Village two miles north. In its day a major industry of the State, Stoddard glass products are now highly prized by collectors.
 
Erected 1968 by State of New Hampshire. (Marker Number 52.)
 
Location. 43° 2.219′ N, 72° 5.537′ W. Marker is in Stoddard, New Hampshire, in Cheshire County. Marker is on Franklin Pierce Highway (New Hampshire Route 9), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2244 Franklin Pierce Highway, Stoddard NH 03464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pierce Homestead (approx. 9 miles away); Birthplace of the Seventh Day Adventist Church (approx. 9.4 miles away); Washington NH Civil War Memorial (approx. 9.6 miles away); Washington NH (approx. 9.6 miles away); Washington NH Town Common (approx. 9.6 miles away); Stone Arch Bridges (approx. 10.2 miles away); Keene Glass Industry (approx. 11.3 miles away); Deacon Josiah Fisher (approx. 11.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
Stoddard Glass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 5, 2014
2. Stoddard Glass Marker
The New Hampshire State maker website says the Stoddard Glass marker is "located on Route 9, about .1 miles west of its junction with Route 123." The marker address of 2244 Highway 9 is correct. However the longitude and latitude are subject to the vagaries of Google.
 
Also see . . .  Peachridge Glass. Keene glassblower Joseph Foster purchased the molds and glass making tools of that town’s failed Marlboro Street bottle factory in 1842 and moved 15 miles northeast where he opened the first Stoddard glassworks. This began an industry that spanned 31 years and consisted of five factories in Stoddard. (Submitted on September 11, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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