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New Castle in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Fort William and Mary Commeration Marker

 
 
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By James R. Murray, July 12, 2015
1. Fort William and Mary Commeration Marker Marker
Close up view of the inscription
Inscription. In commemoration of the first victory of the American Revolution the capture on this site of Fort William and Mary 14-15 December 1774

In Admiration of the gallantry of Capt. John Langdon and Maj. John Sullivan Leaders of the assaults

In memory of the patriots who captured the fort and removed the guns and stores

Erected by the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Hampshire 1902
 
Erected 1902 by Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Hampshire.
 
Location. 43° 4.277′ N, 70° 42.597′ W. Marker is in New Castle, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker can be reached from Wentworth Road. Touch for map. Marker is located at Fort Constitution Park, on an active Coast Guard Base. Open houses are held on Sundays from 1-5. To access the fort, you must follow the blue line on the pavement, as shown in the aerial view. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Wentworth Road, New Castle NH 03854, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William and Mary Raids (approx. mile away); New Castle Congregational Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); New Park [New Shipyard Mall] (approx. 1.6 miles

Fort William and Mary Commeration Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 12, 2015
2. Fort William and Mary Commeration Marker Marker
General view of the marker
away in Maine); Building 86 (approx. 1.6 miles away in Maine); David Glasgow Farragut (approx. 1.7 miles away in Maine); Shipyard Mall (approx. 1.7 miles away in Maine); Historic Rice Public Library (approx. 2 miles away in Maine); Sheafe Warehouse (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Castle.
 
More about this marker. There is also a lighthouse next to the fort, which you may tour as well. $4.00 fee It is known as the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse.
 
Regarding Fort William and Mary Commeration Marker. In its history, the fort has had several names originally it was Fort William and Mary. In 1808, it was renamed Fort Constitution.

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_William_and_Mary
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
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By James R. Murray, July 5, 2017
3. Fort William and Mary Commeration Marker Marker
Additional marker noted in addition to current marker. Text reads: Inscription reads Portcullis Replaces by the New Hampshire Daughters of the American Revolution commemorating the capture of the Fort by New Hampshire Patriots December 14, 1774. Dedicated August 10, 1974
Fort William and Mary Commeration Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 12, 2015
4. Fort William and Mary Commeration Marker Marker
Aerial view of the marker location. You must follow the Blue Line!
Fort William and Mary Commeration Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 12, 2015
5. Fort William and Mary Commeration Marker Marker
Fort Constitution nameplate, Fort was renamed in 1808
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.   3. submitted on July 12, 2017, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.   4, 5. submitted on July 12, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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