Bethlehem in Grafton County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Alderbrook developed around a sawmill built by H.C. Libbey in 1877. The Village grew to include a post office, a dozen company-owned houses, a boarding house, school and railroad station. The mill employed as many as 40 to 60 men and cut as much as 3 to 5 million board feet each year of lumber, clapboards, lath and shingles. It was sold to a Portland company in July 1909 and was destroyed by fire five months later. The blaze was likely started by a spark from a freight engine. The mill was not rebuilt and the once productive hamlet disappeared as the company left for other tracts of timber.
Erected 2006 by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 198.)
Location. 44° 19.635′ N, 71° 42.116′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, in Grafton County. Marker is at the intersection of Whitefield Road (New Hampshire Route 116) and Deer Run Road, on the right when traveling west on Whitefield Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bethlehem NH 03574, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kilburn Brothers (approx. 3.7 miles away); Pierce Bridge (approx. 5.2 miles away); Willowdale Settlement (approx. 6.4 miles away); Stone Iron Furnace (approx. 7.2 miles away); George Lansing Fox (approx. 7.2 miles away in Vermont); First Ski School in America (approx. 7.8 miles away); Old Coal Kiln (approx. 9.3 miles away); The Weeks Act (approx. 10.6 miles away).
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