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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Carroll County, New Hampshire

Clickable Map of Carroll County, New Hampshire and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Carroll County, NH (41) Belknap County, NH (16) Coos County, NH (59) Grafton County, NH (135) Strafford County, NH (40) Oxford County, ME (2) York County, ME (56)  CarrollCounty(41) Carroll County (41)  BelknapCounty(16) Belknap County (16)  CoosCounty(59) Coos County (59)  GraftonCounty(135) Grafton County (135)  StraffordCounty(40) Strafford County (40)  OxfordCountyMaine(2) Oxford County (2)  YorkCounty(56) York County (56)
Adjacent to Carroll County, New Hampshire
    Belknap County (16)
    Coos County (59)
    Grafton County (135)
    Strafford County (40)
    Oxford County, Maine (2)
    York County, Maine (56)
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1New Hampshire (Carroll County), Albany — Cart Roads and Wagon Paths Connect a Community
Today a trip to town takes minutes. For homesteaders, traveling the bumpy 15 miles to Conway by wagon took 3 hours, on a good day. Trips to the store would not have been casual affairs, but a chance to stock up on supplies. 50 lb. sacks . . . — Map (db m116172) HM
2New Hampshire (Carroll County), Albany — How the Covered Bridge was Built
Local Ideas Builder Amzi Russell who lived at what is now the Russell-Colbath homestead, was an industrious and versatile nearby builder. His crew of three to thirty local hands were not engineers. But they were extremely skilled craftsmen . . . — Map (db m116180) HM
3New Hampshire (Carroll County), Bartlett — Bartlett Snow Roller
This snow roller, donated by Francis Savard of Intervale Farm, was once used to roll the roads in the Intervale section of Bartlett. Prior to the advent of snowplows, snow rolling was a common method of keeping the snow-covered roads passable in . . . — Map (db m160823) HM
4New Hampshire (Carroll County), Bartlett — Bartlett, N.H. Veterans Memorial
In Memory Of All Veterans Of All Wars. — Map (db m160825) WM
5New Hampshire (Carroll County), Bartlett — 109 — Lady Blanche House
This rustic cottage was once the home of Thomas Murphy and his wife, Lady Blanche, daughter of the Earl of Gainsborough. Thomas was the organist at the church on the Earl's estate. The commoner and the lady eloped to America, where Thomas taught at . . . — Map (db m77640) HM
6New Hampshire (Carroll County), Bartlett — Piece of Sawyer's Rock
This piece of Sawyer's Rock represents the traditional landmark for the town line between Harts Location and the town of Bartlett. In 1870, Benjamin Sawyer and his partner Timothy Nash set out to prove to governor Wentworth that men and horses . . . — Map (db m160826) HM
7New Hampshire (Carroll County), Bartlett — Site of the Willey House
Site of the Willey House Landslide 1826 Erected by Anne Stickney Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1875 — Map (db m148134) HM
8New Hampshire (Carroll County), Chocorua — 31 — The Chocorua Legend
In several versions, the legend’s sequence relates the mysterious death of Chocorua’s son while in the care of a settler named Campbell. Suspicious of the cause, the Pequawket chieftain took revenge on the settler’s family. Then, in retaliation, . . . — Map (db m152078) HM
9New Hampshire (Carroll County), Conway — In Memory of Joseph LaurentAbenaki Chief
Author of Abenaki & English Dialogues Born 1839 —— Died 1917 St. Francis Indian Reserve, Odanak, Quebec In 1884 he led back to the land of their fathers a group of Abenaki and Sokoki Indians and established here in the woods of . . . — Map (db m78682) HM
10New Hampshire (Carroll County), Conway — Kancamagus Highway / Who was Kancamagus?
Kancamagus Highway This scenic highway through the White Mountain National Forest was constructed through the combined efforts of the New Hampshire Department of Public Works and Highways, the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads, and . . . — Map (db m102137) HM
11New Hampshire (Carroll County), Conway — Swift River Covered Bridge1869
Restored in 1991 Through generous donations of many private citizens and the taxpayers of the Town of Conway uniting to preserve a symbol of our community heritage. — Map (db m162705) HM
12New Hampshire (Carroll County), Conway — 038 — White Mountain School of Art
Since Thomas Cole's visit in 1828, New Hampshire's splendid scenery has been an enduring inspiration to countless landscape artists. From 1850 to 1890 this region was particularly favored for their easels. Benjamin Champney (1817-1907), New . . . — Map (db m74557) HM
13New Hampshire (Carroll County), Hart's Location — Crawford Notch Road
Between 1771 and 1785, a rough road through Crawford Notch was constructed to facilitate trade and travel. In the early 1800s, the Tenth New Hampshire Turnpike was built along the old road, from Bartlett through the Notch. Spurred on by . . . — Map (db m162703) HM
14New Hampshire (Carroll County), Hart's Location — 0213 — Frankenstein Trestle
The high steel trestle above was built in 1893 to replace a wrought iron trestle of 1875, and was strengthened in 1930 and 1950. Named for American Artist Godfrey N. Frankenstein (1820-1873), the adjacent cliff and gulf were formidable barriers to . . . — Map (db m77698) HM
15New Hampshire (Carroll County), Hart's Location — 186 — Sawyer's Rock
In 1771, Timothy Lash of Lancaster and Benjamin Sawyer of Conway made a bargain with Governor John Wentworth to bring a horse through Crawford Notch in order to prove the route’s commercial value. The pair succeeded by dragging and lowering the . . . — Map (db m75235) HM
16New Hampshire (Carroll County), Hart's Location — Willey Boulders
This outcropping of rocks saved the Willey House from destruction on Aug.28.1826 — Map (db m162706) HM
17New Hampshire (Carroll County), Jackson — Stone BridgeBuilt 1931
Stone Bridge built 1931 placed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Jackson Falls Historic District by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m161314) HM
18New Hampshire (Carroll County), Jackson — The Jackson Covered Bridge
Built in 1876 by Charles Broughton of Conway NH — Map (db m162701) HM
19New Hampshire (Carroll County), Madison — 207 — Granville Homestead
Nearby is the birthplace of the Granville brothers Zantford (Granny), Thomas, Robert, Mark and Edward and sisters Pearle and Gladys. With Madison natives Hiram Jones, Harry Jones, and Elson Ward, they formed the Granville Brothers Aircraft Co. in . . . — Map (db m77922) HM
20New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Ball Signal
This BALL SIGNAL was once located at WAUMBEK JUNCTION, a crossing of the Maine Central R.R. and Boston & Maine R.R. in the Town of Jefferson, New Hampshire. The signal was operated by a member of the train crew. One ball raised to the masthead . . . — Map (db m78692) HM
21New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Caboose B&M 104391
This caboose, one of 500 similar units that once served on the Boston & Maine Railroad, was built by the B&M at their shops in East Fitchburg, Mass. in 1907. Many were later rebuilt with steel underframes, steel trucks, and full-width cupola. This . . . — Map (db m78324) HM
22New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Caboose CV-4011
This caboose was built in the year 1910 at the Central Vermont Railway shops in St. Albans, Vermont. It later was modified with a steel underframe about 1925. Most of its 60 years of service were spent in southern New England on the Central . . . — Map (db m79065) HM
23New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Caboose Grand Trunk Ry. No 75953
This 23 ton caboose is owned by John Egan of Largo, FL and formerly of Gorham, NH. The car was built about 1915 by Central Vermont Railway in their shops at St. Albans, VT. About 1930 it was transferred to the affiliated Grand Trunk Railway. John . . . — Map (db m78684) HM
24New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Crossing Gate
Crossing Gates of this sort once protected busy road crossings throughout the United States. They were usually operated by a full time crossing tender, a man or woman that worked out of a small "crossing shanty" that offered some protection from the . . . — Map (db m78362) HM
25New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Flanger CV 4233
This unusual car has two air-operated flanger blades that drop down to remove snow from between the rails. The car is 34 feet long and weighs over 20 tons. The 4233 was built by the Erie Car Works of Erie, Pa. in 1891 for the Central Vermont . . . — Map (db m78337) HM
26New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Freight House
This freight house was built about 1872 by the Portsmouth, Great Falls & Conway Railroad. This building became the commercial center of the growing village of North Conway, as box car loads of supplies for the local merchants and farmers were . . . — Map (db m78344) HM
27New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Maine Central Instruction Car No. 2001
In 1914 the Pullman Company built this all steel car as a 87 seat coach-smoker for the Maine Central Railroad. It started out as Maine Central No. 252, and was later renumbered 209 with seating capacity reduced to 73, with 11 seats in the smoking . . . — Map (db m78343) HM
28New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — North Conway 5˘ and 10˘ Store
North Conway 5˘ and 10˘ Store is listed on the National Register Of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m78246) HM
29New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Roundhouse
Built Ca. 1874 by the Portsmouth, Great Falls, and Conway Railroad. For well over a century this sturdy old building, with its four stalls, has served as a shelter where locomotives can be repaired, serviced and stored. Over the years stalls have . . . — Map (db m78338) HM
30New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Schouler Park
By vote of the Conway town meeting of 1924 the $3,000 bequest of Dr. James Schouler was used to buy this land from the Boston and Maine Railroad. It was deeded to the town on express condition that it be used only for a public park, and named . . . — Map (db m78325) HM
31New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — The Railroad Station
In 1872 the tracks of the Portsmouth, Great Falls & Conway Railroad were completed to North Conway, and in 1874 the railroad built this magnificent building to serve as their depot and offices. Nathaniel J. Bradlee, a well-known Boston architect, . . . — Map (db m78859) HM
32New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — To Those Who Served in the World War
A memorial to those who served in the World War from North Conway, New Hampshire 1917 1919 — Map (db m78326) WM
33New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Water Standpipe
This device, erected in 1978, is used to fill a steam locomotive's tender tank with fresh water. The coal fire in a steam locomotive heats tremendous amounts of water to produce the steam that powers the train. The tender tank in Conway Scenic . . . — Map (db m79066) HM
34New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Wig Wag Signal
An approaching train sets this signal in motion, with the red disc swinging back and forth, the red lights flashing in sequence and the ringing of the warning bell. This obsolete machine, one of many similar ones that once guarded rural highways in . . . — Map (db m78361) HM
35New Hampshire (Carroll County), Ossipee — 20 — Captain Lovewell's War
Was fought between 1722 and 1725 against several tribes of eastern Indians. The principal campaigns took place in the Ossipee region and led to the eventual withdrawal of the Indians to the north. Commemorated in Colonial literature by “The . . . — Map (db m152069) HM
36New Hampshire (Carroll County), Tamworth — 90 — First Summer Playhouse
Nearby stands "The Barnstormers" summer playhouse, the oldest in New Hampshire and one of the first in the nation. Opened in 1931, at one time the cast covered a weekly 80-mile circuit. Currently its performances are limited to this community. . . . — Map (db m97057) HM
37New Hampshire (Carroll County), Tamworth — In Memory of Those Who Served
Erected by the Town of Tamworth In memory of those who served their country. "To you from failing hands we throw the torch - be yours to hold it high." — Map (db m97062) WM
38New Hampshire (Carroll County), Wolfeboro — M3/A1 Stuart Tank
Stuarts in North Africa Stuart tanks First saw combat with the British in Operation Torch (November 8-11, 1942) during the North Africa Campaign (June 10, 1940-May 13, 1943). Of the more than 700 tanks that took part in the operation, about 170 . . . — Map (db m152106) HM
39New Hampshire (Carroll County), Wolfeboro — The Loyal Men of Wolfeboro
Erected to the memory of the loyal men of Wolfeboro who served in the War of 1861-1865 by grateful citizens — Map (db m105602) WM
40New Hampshire (Carroll County), Wolfeboro — Wolfeboro Falls Railroad Station
Two photos show the station at very different times. The one above is early on when the area was still called Mill Village and taken perhaps even before 1900 when the station first housed the Post Office. In 1892 the PO was subsequently moved across . . . — Map (db m152101) HM
41New Hampshire (Carroll County), Wonalancet — 155 — Chinook Kennels
Purchased and moved to this site in 1930 by Milton and Eva B. "Short" Seeley, these kennels produced sled dogs for exploration, racing, and showing. For almost 50 years Chinook Kennels exerted a profound influence upon the Alaskan Malamute and . . . — Map (db m95817) HM
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