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Durham in Strafford County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Oyster River Massacre

 
 
Oyster River Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 3, 2016
1. Oyster River Massacre Marker
Inscription. On July 18, 1694, a force of about 250 Indians under the command of a French Soldier, de Villieu, attacked settlements in this area on both sides of the Oyster River, killing or capturing approximately 100 settlers, destroying five garrison houses and numerous dwellings. It was the most devastating French and Indian raid in New Hampshire during King William's War
 
Erected 1993 by State of New Hampshire.
 
Location. 43° 7.867′ N, 70° 55.123′ W. Marker is in Durham, New Hampshire, in Strafford County. Marker is on Newmarket Road (New Hampshire Route 108), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is just over the bridge on the Oyster River. Marker is in this post office area: Durham NH 03824, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Major General John Sullivan (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major General John Sullivan Memorial (about 400 feet away); Durham New Hampshire War Memorial Marker (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Alexander Scammell Bridge over the Bellamy River (approx. 3.3 miles away); Dover NH Libby WWI Memorial
Oyster River Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 3, 2016
2. Oyster River Massacre Marker
(approx. 4 miles away); Maurice J. Burke Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Dover NH Civil War Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Dover NH Spanish American War Memorial/USS Maine Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Durham.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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