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Enfield in Grafton County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Enfield Shakers

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, September 16, 2016
1. The Enfield Shakers Marker
Inscription.
The Enfield Shakers
Founded in 1793, Shaker Village was the 9th of the original Shaker communities established in the U.S. At its peak c.1850 some 300 Shakers lived, worked and worshipped here, practicing equality of the sexes, celibacy, pacifism, racial equality, and communal ownership of property. This self-contained community farmed 3,000 acres and maintained more than 50 buildings along four miles of highway. Surviving Shaker buildings include the 1837 Great Stone Dwelling, one of the largest Shaker structures ever built. The Shakers left Enfield in 1923.
2006

 
Erected 2006.
 
Location. 43° 37.209′ N, 72° 8.833′ W. Marker is in Enfield, New Hampshire, in Grafton County. Marker is at the intersection of New Hampshire Route 4A and Caleb Dyer Lane, on the right when traveling south on State Route 4A. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Enfield NH 03748, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leviston Tannery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Leviston House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fogg’s Hardware Store (approx. 1.5 miles away); Frank Williams Department Store
The Enfield Shakers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 16, 2016
2. The Enfield Shakers Marker
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Downtown Enfield Village (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Copeland Block (approx. 1.5 miles away); Office of the Enfield Advocate (approx. 1.5 miles away); Enfield World War I Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Enfield.
 
Also see . . .  The Enfield Shaker Museum. (Submitted on September 24, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 24, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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