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Alton Bay in Belknap County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Alton Bay Transportation Center

Railroad Square

 
 
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By James R. Murray, August 11, 2016
1. Alton Bay Transportation Center Marker
Inscription. This location became a transportation center on August 30, 1851, upon completion of the Cocheco Railroad from Dover to Alton Bay. The first "Mount Washington" steamboat was built here in 1872. For forty years a railroad terminus, here northbound travelers switched to a Shore Railroad opened its line from Alton Bay to Lakeport, only to shut down in 1935. On June 17, 1990, this spot regained its historic name, "Railroad Square," to mark the centennial of the Lake Shore Railroad at that time seven of the line's ten original stations still stood.
 
Erected 1991 by The State of New Hampshire. (Marker Number 164.)
 
Location. 43° 28.414′ N, 71° 14.274′ W. Marker is in Alton Bay, New Hampshire, in Belknap County. Marker is on Rt. 11 (New Hampshire Route 11), on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in a garden to the left of the old Railroad Depot building. Marker is in this post office area: Alton Bay NH 03810, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alton NH World War I Honor Roll Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Alton New Hampshire WW II /Korean War Honor Roll Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Alton New Hampshire Viet Nam Conflict Honor Roll
Alton Bay Transportation Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 10, 2016
2. Alton Bay Transportation Center Marker
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Alton New Hampshire Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); New Durham Meeting House (approx. 6.5 miles away); The Loyal Men of Wolfeboro (approx. 7.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Alton Bay Transportation Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 8, 2016
3. Alton Bay Transportation Center Marker
The railway station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 11, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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