Bedford in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Colonel John Goﬀe
(1701 - 1786)
This is considered to be the site of Colonel John Goffe's log dwelling. In 1744 Goffe build a gristmill on Bowman's Brook, later run by his son, Major John Goffe (1727–1813), and his grandson, Theodore Atkinson Goffe (1769–1860). The stream eventually powered several other mills. In 1939, Dr. George Woodbury (1902–1973), a Goffe descendant, built a mill that is now part of the hotel complex across the road, as told in his book, "John Goffe's Mill." Prominent in local history, Colonel Goffe lent his name to neighboring Goffstown and Goffe's Falls. Four generations of Goffes lie nearby in Bedford's Old Burying Ground.
Erected 2006 by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 102.)
Location. 42° 57.338′ N, 71° 28.717′ W. Marker is in Bedford, New Hampshire, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on South River Road (U.S. 3) 0.1 miles south of Kilton Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 106 South River Road, Bedford NH 03110, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Manchester NH World War II Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Manchester NH Civil War Memorial Manchester NH War Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); St. Mary's Bank Credit Union / La Caisse Populaire Saint-Marie (approx. 2.6 miles away); Manchester NH Iwo Jima/Rene Gagnon Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); Manchester NH Victory Park War Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); Manchester Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); Merci Box Car (approx. 2.8 miles away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia - John Goffe. (Submitted on September 2, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.