Pinkham's Grant in Coos County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
First Ascent of Mount Washington
Darby Field, a New Hampshire settler, accomplished this difficult feat in 1642 from a southerly approach. Partly guided by Indians and with only primitive equipment at his disposal, he is thus alleged to be the originator of all Mount Washington ascensions.
Erected by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 011.)
Location. 44° 15.675′ N, 71° 14.826′ W. Marker is in Pinkham's Grant, New Hampshire, in Coos County. Marker is on New Hampshire Route 16 at milepost 99.6, 10 miles south of Main Street (U.S. 2), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson NH 03846, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Washington Summit (approx. 2.9 miles away); Mount Washington Cog Railway (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Ravine House (approx. 8.1 miles away); Crawford House (approx. 8.7 miles away); Frankenstein Trestle (approx. 9.3 miles away); Site of the Willey House (approx. 9.3 miles away); Mount Washington Hotel / Bretton Woods Monetary Conference (approx. 10 miles away); Lady Blanche House (approx. 12.8 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Darby Field Climbs Mount Washington (1642). Live Free and Draw!'s illustrated version of Darby Fields' climb up Mount Washington. Includes sources. (Submitted on October 6, 2014.)
2. Darby Field Letter. The Darby Field Inn presents a reproduction of a 1642 letter from Field describing his ascent of what he called "Mount Swan", now Mount Washington. (Submitted on October 6, 2014.)
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