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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Rockingham County, New Hampshire

 
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Adjacent to Rockingham County, New Hampshire
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    Merrimack County (120)
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    York County, Maine (56)
    Essex County, Massachusetts (247)
 
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1New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Candia — Sam Walter Foss1858-1911
Candia is the birthplace of the well-known poet, journalist and publisher, Sam Walter Foss. Son of Dyer and Polly Foss, he was born on June 19, 1858. His homespun verse and country poems were great favorites. “The House by the Side of the . . . — Map (db m104854) HM
2New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Candia — Soldier's Memorial
Side 1: In memory of the 155 men of Candia who served in the War of Revolution Killed: Lieut T Dearborn, P Hills In memory of the 5 men of Candia who served in the French and Indian War of 1756 Side 2: In honor of the 126 men of . . . — Map (db m105524) WM
3New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Candia — World War I Honor Roll
World War I Honor Roll Row 1: Barclay, Guy R. Brown, Bryon R. Brown, Charles E. Brown, George W. Brown, Guy Brown, Melvin Browning, George Clock, Vincent J. Cobe, Harry H. Condon, William J. Critchett, Gardiner Critchett, Edwin G. Critchett, . . . — Map (db m105523) WM
4New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Chester — Chester American Revolutionary War Memorial
Dedicated to the men of Chester who served in the war of the American Revolution. They served their country well and faithfully. — Map (db m159857) WM
5New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Chester — Chester Civil War Memorial
In honor of our country’s defenders 1861-1865 All men of Chester who served in the War for the Union Died in the service Col. Louis Bell · Joseph Everett · Charles R. Weymouth · William M. Locke · Henry D. Davis · Pace R. Smith · Warren J. Hills . . . — Map (db m159910) WM
6New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Chester — Chester Persian Gulf Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the Residents of Chester who served with distinction in the Persian Gulf, Operation Desert Storm Jan-Mar 1991 Aug 31, 1991 — Map (db m159905) WM
7New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Chester — Chester Roll of Honor
Roll of Honor Erected by the Town of Chester in appreciation of those who served in the Spanish and World War. Spanish War Charles E. Cox World War Frederick C. Bartlett · Wayland J. Berry · Walter S. Brown · Bert R. Cammett · *James M. Forsaith . . . — Map (db m159908) WM
8New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Chester — Chester Vietnam War Memorial
Dedicated to the Men of Chester who gave their lives in Vietnam SP 4 Gregory A. Leighton US Army Sept 6 1966 PFC Gary C. Towle US Army — Map (db m159907) HM
9New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Chester — Chester Village Cemetery
This graveyard, one of the oldest in the state, was purchased from. Capt. Jonathan Blunt for 70 pounds in 1751. Signed stones. by the finest stone sculptors in New England are found here. Among these craftsmen are: Stephen and Abel Webster, . . . — Map (db m159903) HM
10New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Chester — Early American Clocks
Isaac Blasdel, 1738-1791, son and father of clockmakers, settled in Chester in 1762 and commenced manufacturing one-day, striking, wall and tall-case clocks with one weight and metal works. He was an Association Test signer, Revolutionary War . . . — Map (db m159909) HM
11New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Chester — Stevens Memorial Hall
Stevens Memorial Hall 1909 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of The Interior September 10, 2004 — Map (db m159911) HM
12New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Chester — The Chester Congregational Church
The Chester Congregational Church Built in 1773 Entered in the National Register of Historic Places Washington, D.C. June 5, 1986 — Map (db m159916) HM
13New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Deerfield — 25 — Major John Simpson
Born In Deerfield and buried in Old Center Cemetery on road west, he gained fame by the unauthorized firing of the first shot at Bunker Hill while serving as a private in Captain Dearborn's Company of Colonel Start's Regiment. Although . . . — Map (db m115947) HM WM
14New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Deerfield — Site of the First Congregational Church1772
1772 To Commemorate the site of The First Congregational Church Doorstep in in gateway, location identical. Ministers and term of service 1772 – Rev. Timothy Upham – 1811 1812 – Rev. Nathaniel Wells – . . . — Map (db m115950) HM
15New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Exeter — Abraham Lincoln Speaks in New Hampshire
On March 3, 1860, Abraham Lincoln delivered his final of four speeches in New Hampshire at Exeter Town Hall. Lincoln had strong ties to Exeter due to the influence of Amos Tuck, of this town, who is credited with the creation of the Republican . . . — Map (db m88050) HM
16New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Exeter — 131 — Brigadier General Enoch Poor
Born in Andover, Mass. June 21, 1736, Enoch Poor settled in Exeter, becoming a successful merchant and ship-builder. In 1775 he was appointed colonel in the 3rd New Hampshire Regiment. Poor was at Stillwater, Saratoga and Monmouth, and served under . . . — Map (db m75241) HM
17New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Exeter — Exeter NH Exeter Gas Works
The Exeter Gas Works operated on this site beginning in 1862. The gas, produced from coal, supplied street lights in Exeter during the American Civil War. Local homes and businesses were supplied shortly thereafter. Manufactured gas was the . . . — Map (db m96465) HM
18New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Exeter — Exeter NH Folsom and Gilman Marker
In honor of John Folsom and his wife Mary Gilman, progenitors of the American Folsoms, natives of Hingham, England emigrated 1638, settled Exeter 1655. This stone erected by their descendants on land granted to Lieutenant Peter Folsom, was once the . . . — Map (db m96467) HM
19New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Exeter — Exeter NH War Memorial
In honor of those who served in the armed forces of the United States of America — Map (db m96463) WM
20New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Exeter — 097 — Exeter Town House
The historic Town House of Exeter stood near this site. Here on January 5, 1776, the Provincial Congress adopted and signed the first state constitution thereby establishing an independent state government, the first of the thirteen colonies. The . . . — Map (db m75242) HM
21New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Exeter — George Leonard Smith Gun
This cannon was presented by Captain George Leonard Smith, U.S.N. (1876-1951) to honor Exeter’s veterans of World War II. Captain Smith was a native son of Exeter, a prolific inventor, and a veteran of three wars. This cannon incorporates . . . — Map (db m31541) HM
22New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Exeter — 161 — Ladd-Gilman House
Built about 1721 as one of New Hampshire’s earliest brick houses, and enlarged and clapboarded in the 1750s, this dwelling served as the state treasury during the Revolution. Here were born John Taylor Gilman (1753-1828), who was elected governor . . . — Map (db m75243) HM
23New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Exeter — Powder House— 1771 —
At this site on the Squamscott river stands the storehouse for the town’s powder used during the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Powder captured from the British at New Castle was stored here and later used at the Battle of Bunker Hill. — Map (db m41157) HM
24New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Exeter — Powder House— 1771 —
Directly across the Squamscott river stands the storehouse for the towns powder used during the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Powder captured from the British at New Castle was stored here and later used at the Battle of Bunker Hill. — Map (db m41158) HM
25New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Exeter — 032 — Revolutionary Capital
Founded by Rev. John Wheelwright in 1638, Exeter was one of the four original towns in the colony. Following New Hampshire’s provisional declaration of independence on January 5, 1776, it served as the capital of the new state during the period of . . . — Map (db m75244) HM
26New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Exeter — Second Burial Ground
Second Burial Ground Est. late 1600's Here is the last resting place of some of Exeter's early settlers. Samuel Dudley, respected minister who led Exeter's residents for 33 years. Nathaniel Ladd and family, influential community members, built the . . . — Map (db m96466) HM
27New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Exeter — Site of the First Mill At Falls of the Squamscott River
A grist mill built by Thomas Wilson in 1640. The island and site were granted to him by the town which reserved the right for canoe landing and the laying of fish. Wilson’s Creek flows on the easterly side. — Map (db m41156) HM
28New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Fremont — 170 — Civil War Riot of 1861
In 1928, the Exeter News-Letter printed an eye-witness account of Fremont's July 4, 1861 Civil War riot, written by 77-year-old Alden F. Sanborn. After Fremont's loyal citizens raised a 150-foot "liberty-pole" at nearby Liberty Square and had run . . . — Map (db m115811) HM
29New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Fremont — Fremont Village CemeteryEst. 1819
Buried here are prominent NH Gunsmiths John & Andrew Brown; Pioneer Surgeon Laura (Fellows) Noyes; Austin Wiggin founder & father of the 1960's all-girl Shagg's Band; 1940's Baltimore Colts football player Carmen Ragonese; Politicians Stephen A. . . . — Map (db m115817) HM
30New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Fremont — Historic Black Rocks Village / Historic Fremont, N.H.-Olde Poplin
(side 1) Historic Black Rocks Village Settled in the 1720's this section of Poplin, (now Fremont) between Scribner Road & Rowe's Gas Station at 225 Main Street, gradually grew into a thriving settlement called "Black Rocks . . . — Map (db m115780) HM
31New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Fremont — John Prescott Lovering's Inncirca 1756
This old Inn/Tavern is one of the most historic landmarks in Fremont. The first Poplin (now Fremont) Town Meeting was held here at Lovering's Inn on August 27, 1764, as were many other Town Meetings. The towns' name was changed from Poplin . . . — Map (db m115814) HM
32New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Fremont — 142 — Mast Tree Riot of 1734
Local lumbermen illegally cut Mast Trees reserved for the King's Royal Navy. When David Dunbar, Surveyor General, visited nearby Copyhold Mill to inspect fallen lumber, local citizens assembled, discharged firearms and convinced Dunbar to . . . — Map (db m115793) HM
33New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Fremont — 167 — Meeting House and Hearse House
Built in 1800, this steepleless structure, originally unheated, was used for both town and church meetings. This and a similar building in Rockingham, Vt., are the only two survivors of some 70 meeting houses with twin end "porches" . . . — Map (db m115798) HM
34New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Fremont — 157 — Spaulding & Frost Cooperage
The Cooperage was founded here in 1874 by Jonas Spaulding, Jr. After his death in 1900 his sons, two of whom became New Hampshire governors, served as company officers; Stephen Frost, who bought into the firm in 1893, served as manager. Rebuilt . . . — Map (db m115800) HM
35New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Hampton — A Little Band Of Pioneers
A Little Band of Pioneers Under the Leadership of Rev. Stephen Bachiler of Southampton, England Seeking a Larger Liberty In October 1638 Settled in the Wilderness Near This Spot to Plant a Free Church In a Free Town They . . . — Map (db m162682) HM
36New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Hampton — Bell of Fifth Congregational Church Building
Bell of Fifth Congregational Church Building 1797-1844 "Townsfolk to the Church I called." Bell Inscription: Meneely's West Troy NY 1861 — Map (db m155072) HM
37New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Hampton — First Public School Marker
First Public School in New Hampshire, supported by taxation, was opened in Hampton on May 31, 1649. It was presided over by John Legat for the education of both sexes. The sole qualification for admission of the pupils was that they be . . . — Map (db m105144) HM
38New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Hampton — Hampton NH Honor RollsCivil War and World War I
(left tablet) Honor Roll This tablet erected by The Town of Hampton in honor of the men serving in the 1861 Civil War 1865 ... Hampton men credited elsewhere ... * Killed in action (right tablet) Honor . . . — Map (db m105145) WM
39New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Hampton — Old Landing Road
This was the roadway. from the ancient landing on Hampton River taken on October 14, 1638 by Rev. Stephen Bachiler and his small band of followers, when they made the first settlement of Hampton, originally named Winnacunnet Plantation. For the . . . — Map (db m162681) HM
40New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Hampton — Rev. Ira S. Jones
. . . — Map (db m162691) HM
41New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Hampton — Roll of Honor WW II
Dedicated to those of our town who served in the armed forces and Merchant Marine of the US in World War II. 6 rows of names 5 rows of 53 names each 6th row with 19 names plus 8 Starred names, indicating killed in action. — Map (db m105147) WM
42New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Hampton — Rolls of Honor Viet Nam and Korean War
Side 1 Roll of honor 1961 1975 Roll of Honor in remembrance of those who serve in the Vietnam War 4 rows of names Row 1 47 names Row 2 48 names Row 3 46 names Row 4 46 names 7 are starred, indicating loss of life/killed in action. . . . — Map (db m105149) HM WM
43New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Hampton — Site of the Log Meeting-House
. . . — Map (db m162694) HM
44New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Hampton — The Proprietary School
The Proprietary School now known as Hampton Academy was incorporated in 1810. Its first building which stood on this spot was burned. The building now used by the school was erected in 1852 and removed to its present site . . . — Map (db m162696) HM
45New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Hampton — Thorvald's Rock
Thorvald Eriksson, brother of Leif Eriksson, led an expedition to Vinland where he was killed by Indians about 1000 years ago. Legend states that Thorvald was wounded during an Indian skirmish, and asked to be burned at a location that resembled . . . — Map (db m162699) HM
46New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Kingston — 1867Gideon Lodge #84, F. & A. M.
Chartered on June 12, 1867 by the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire, Freemasons from Kingston and surrounding towns first established their lodge above the General Goods store on the Kingston plains. Through fund raising efforts this building was . . . — Map (db m115618) HM
47New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Kingston — 046 — Josiah Bartlett— 1729–1795 —
Distinguished participant in the founding of the Republic as signer of the Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation, and prominent in this State as Chief Justice of two courts and first holder of the title of Governor. An innovator . . . — Map (db m75245) HM
48New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Kingston — Kingston War Memorial
(1924 plaque - left) This Memorial is erected in grateful recognition of all those who from the settlement of Kingston in 1694 to the present day served the town in its wars for freedom, union and the rights of . . . — Map (db m122301) WM
49New Hampshire (Rockingham County), New Castle — Fort William and Mary Commemoration Marker
In commemoration of the first victory of the American Revolution the capture on this site of Fort William and Mary 14-15 December 1774 In Admiration of the gallantry of Capt. John Langdon and Maj. John Sullivan Leaders of the . . . — Map (db m85341) HM WM
50New Hampshire (Rockingham County), New Castle — Frost Cemetery
The Frost Cemetery was a private family burying ground passed down through the Frost and Bell families for many generations. The families lived near the Piscataqua River and the cemetery was located at the end of their properties near the . . . — Map (db m135323) HM
51New Hampshire (Rockingham County), New Castle — Mines Building
Portsmouth Harbor was protected by underwater mine fields during both wars. During World War II, this protection was supplemented by an anti-submarine net which stretched across the mouth of the harbor from nearby Fort Stark to Fort Foster in . . . — Map (db m135299) HM
52New Hampshire (Rockingham County), New Castle — New Castle Congregational Church
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m105370) HM
53New Hampshire (Rockingham County), New Castle — Portcullis
Replaced by the New Hampshire Daughters of the American Revolution commemorating the capture of the fort by New Hampshire Patriots December 14, 1774. — Map (db m135324) HM
54New Hampshire (Rockingham County), New Castle — Walbach Tower
Nearby Walbach Tower is one of several built along the Atlantic coast during the War of 1812. Its builder, John de Barth Walbach, came to America from France in 1797. He joined the U.S. Army the following year and rose in rank from a . . . — Map (db m135298) HM
55New Hampshire (Rockingham County), New Castle — Walbach Tower
From Colonial times through World War II to the present day, Fort Point has played a strategic role in the defense of our coastline. Walbach Tower, built in 1814 during the War of 1812, was one of Fort Point's more interesting but mostly . . . — Map (db m135300) HM
56New Hampshire (Rockingham County), New Castle — 004 — William and Mary Raids
December 14-15, 1774, several hundred men overpowered the small British garrison at Castle William & Mary, now Fort Constitution, New Castle, and removed quantities of military supplies. These raids, set off by Paul Revere's ride to Portsmouth . . . — Map (db m85343) HM WM
57New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Newington — The Oldest Town Forest in the United States
Established by the Town of Newington in 1710 The income from timber cutting through the centuries has financed and supplied materials for building The Old 1872 Town Hall, The Stone Schoolhouse, and other town projects. — Map (db m102636) HM
58New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Newmarket — Wentworth Cheswill(1746–1817)
One of the earliest students at Governor Dummer Academy in Massachusetts, Cheswill was among Newmarket’s best-educated and most prosperous citizens. He was entrusted with many offices, including justice of the peace, selectman, town clerk, . . . — Map (db m113341) HM
59New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Northwood — 181 — First New Hampshire Turnpike
Extending 36 miles from Piscataqua Bridge in Durham to the Merrimack River in East Concord, this highway was originally a toll road. The first of more than 80 New Hampshire turnpikes built by private corporations in the nineteenth century, this was . . . — Map (db m77814) HM
60New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Northwood — 024 — LaFayette's Tour
Upon invitation of President Monroe, issued at the request of the Congress, Marquis de LaFayette, Revolutionary War hero, revisited the United States for a goodwill tour which included an extensive visit to New Hampshire towns. He passed this spot . . . — Map (db m77815) HM
61New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Northwood — Northwood NH War Memorial
In grateful tribute to those of Northwood who honorably served in the Armed Forces of their country. Below is listed several campaigns: Korea • Viet Nam • Lebanon-Grenada • Panama • Persian Gulf — Map (db m96963) WM
62New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Northwood — Northwood NH WWII Honor Roll
Northwood Honor Roll Dec. 7, 1941 - Sept. 2, 1945 There are 3 columns of names listed alphabetically, with 6 of the names having a star listed, indicating they died in the service of their country. — Map (db m96962) HM
63New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Northwood — Northwood Parade 1775
Site of Meeting House 1781-1847 Center School House 1793-1996 Town House 1847 Shoe Shop ca. 1880 Moved Here - 1968 First N.H. Turnpike 1802 — Map (db m76453) HM
64New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Northwoods — Northwood NH WWI Honor Roll
1917 Honor Roll 1919 In grateful appreciation of the men of Northwood who served in the World War. 35 names are inscribed 1 with a star indicating that the soldier gave his life in the service. — Map (db m96961) WM
65New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — 18 Congress
On this site were leased lots provided by the North Church Parish dating from 1709. One such parcel was the home of Hunking Wentworth, Chairman of the Committee of Public Safety and zealous patriot on behalf of the American Revolution. The site was . . . — Map (db m76460) HM
66New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — African Burying Ground Memorial
(left panel) I stand for the Ancestors Here and Beyond I stand for those who feel anger I stand for those who were treated unjustly I stand for those who were taken from their loved ones I stand for those who suffered . . . — Map (db m115995) HM
67New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Black Yankees and The SeaPortsmouth Black Heritage Trail
People of African origin or descent have been part of Portsmouth since at least 1645. This waterfront was an entry port for enslaved people arriving in New Hampshire during the 1600s and 1700s. Ships brought black children and adults directly . . . — Map (db m115978) HM
68New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Ceilia Layton Thaxter
Poet, writer, artist was born here June 29, 1835 Author of Among the Isles of Shoals and An Island Garden She died on Appledore August 26, 1894 — Map (db m96976) HM
69New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Colonel Tobias Lear
Colonel Tobias Lear was born in this house in 1760. He was George Washington’s Secretary from 1783 to 1799. Washington visited here in 1789. This tablet is placed by the Society of the Sons of the Revolution of the State of New . . . — Map (db m115969) HM
70New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Dedicated to the men of the USS Thresher (SSN 593)
“This monument is dedicated to the 129 gallant men, military and civilian who went down with their ship off New England’s continental shelf on 10 April 1963” ( The names of the 129 men aboard follow. )Map (db m149119) HM
71New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Frank Jones's Hotels
Frank Jones (1832-1902) was a Barrington-born farmboy who came to Portsmouth as a teenager and literally rose from rags to riches in a remarkable short time. A man of boundless energy and daring, he parlayed the fortune he amassed as a brewer . . . — Map (db m76456) HM
72New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Haven ParkPortsmouth Visual Label Program
The land for this park was given to the city by Miss Eliza A. Haven through a bequest following her death in 1897. The last direct descendant of Dr. Samuel Haven, who stipulated in his will that the ancestral family mansion be “taken . . . — Map (db m97042) HM
73New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Horse ChestnutAesculus hippocastanum
Moffatt - Ladd House & Garden This tree was planted in 1776 when William Whipple (1730 – 1785) returned home from Philadelphia after signing The Declaration of Independence. — Map (db m105538) HM
74New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — In This House Admiral (John) Paul Jones Resided
In this house Admiral (John) Paul Jones resided and at this port fitted out the Ranger, 1777 and the America, 1781-2 — Map (db m115999) HM
75New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — James (Stavers)Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail
In the midst of the American Revolution in 1777, James, enslaved by tavern owner John Stavers, was ordered to stop a zealous patriot from chopping down the tavern sign. Although James nearly killed the man, it was his owner, a suspected Tory, who . . . — Map (db m115986) HM
76New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — John Paul Jones House
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States U.S. Department of . . . — Map (db m116010) HM
77New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — John Samuel Blunt, PainterPortsmouth Visual Label Program
Born in 1798 into a family of Portsmouth Mariners, John Samuel Blunt was apprenticed in the Boston workshop of artist John Ritto Penniman where, from age 14 to 21, he mastered the art of ornamentation. Here, he met other ambitious young artists who . . . — Map (db m97040) HM
78New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Joseph & Nancy (Cotton) and their children, Eleazor & JamesPortsmouth Black Heritage Trail
In 1717 Portsmouth's first identified black family was baptised by South Church. Baptisms of enslaved people became more frequent in local churches; black marriages, however, were not included in town records until the Revolutionary Era, when . . . — Map (db m115979) HM
79New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Liberty Pole and Bridge
Legend Records "Liberty, Property & no Stamps" on a flag flown on the first Portsmouth Liberty Pole in January 1766, in response to British attempts to tax products without American representation in Parliament, the Portsmouth Sons of Liberty . . . — Map (db m76579) HM
80New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Memorial Bridge 1923-2012
Photo 1 The memorial bridge was constructed between 1920 and 1923 and demolished in 2012. It was the second bridge built across the fast and deep waters of Portsmouth Harbor. The 1923 bridge was the first vertical lift bridge constructed . . . — Map (db m97036) HM
81New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Nation's Oldest Bank
[Upper Marker:] 22/26 Market Square Built 1803 The Oldest Bank Building New Hampshire Bank 1803-1842 Portsmouth Savings Bank 1823-C.1950 Piscataqua Bank 1842-1863 Piscataqua Exchange Bank 1844-1863 First National Bank of . . . — Map (db m74731) HM
82New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Negro PewsPortsmouth Black Heritage Trail
Until the mid 1800's, most New England churches assigned pews to parishioners by their social rank. Black people, enslaved or free, usually were seated as far as possible from the pulpit. Negro pews in the North Meetinghouse, which stood here from . . . — Map (db m115983) HM
83New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — New Hampshire's First Black ChurchPortsmouth NH Black Heritage Trail
In 1915 the congregation of the People's Baptist Church which had been meeting in the South Ward Hall for more than twenty-five years, brought this 1857 building for $1200. Though officially Baptist, its membership was multidenominational. For . . . — Map (db m115984) HM
84New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — 0114 — North Cemetery
The town of Portmouth purchased this land in 1753 for 150 pounds from Col. John Hart, Commander of the N.H. Regiment at Louisburg. General William Whipple, signer of the Declaration of Independence, Gov. John Langdon, signer of the Constitution, . . . — Map (db m74579) HM
85New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — North Pier
Between the late 1600s and the mid-1900s this part of the Piscataqua River waterfront played a significant role in the areas marine commerce and shipbuilding economy. This is the site of the famous Portsmouth Pier. Chartered in 1798, the 340-foot . . . — Map (db m115997) HM
86New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — On this site was born Fitz John PorterAug. 31, 1822
While his father Capt. John Porter, U.S.N. Commanded the Portsmouth Navy Yard. Graduated West Point, July 1845 Distinguished himself and was wounded in War with Mexico 1846-1847. Instructor of Artillery and Cavalry West Point . . . — Map (db m94764) HM
87New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Oracle HouseCirca 1702
The Oracle House is one of the oldest houses in New England. it was built by the Honorable Richard Wibird, an officer in the British Royal Navy, wealthy merchant, member of The King's Council and a benefactor of Harvard College. — Map (db m23380) HM
88New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Point of Graves
This burial ground has some of the finest Colonial Era gravestones in northern New England. Portsmouth residents patronized Massachusetts gravestone carvers until the early 1800s. Among the artists whose work can be found here are Bostonians . . . — Map (db m76581) HM
89New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Point of Graves
This cemetery was formally established in 1671 on land given to the town by Captain John Pickering. The land was used for burials prior to this time, but because Pickering retained the right to graze his cattle here, many of the earliest . . . — Map (db m76582) HM
90New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Portsmouth Memorial Bridge Marker
Memorial to the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire who participated in the World War 1917-1919 1923-2013 — Map (db m85411) WM
91New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Portsmouth Navy Yard
The Portsmouth Navy Yard was established in 1800 when the federal government perceived a need to expand the Navy in order to counter French privateer attacks against merchant shipping. It has served varied functions over the years, first . . . — Map (db m115967) HM
92New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Portsmouth NH Marine Railway
In 1833 a group of prominent Portsmouth merchants organized The Marine Railway Company and installed a set of tracks from the water to the brick machine house still standing near this site. When coupled with two horses, the machinery would, as the . . . — Map (db m96681) HM
93New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Portsmouth NH Red Light District
From the mid-nineteenth century into the early years of the twentieth century, most of Portsmouth's houses of ill-fame and low-class saloons were concentrated on Water Street, (today Marcy Street). City officials and the police gave unofficial . . . — Map (db m96183) HM
94New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Portsmouth NH World War II Marker
World War II 1941-1945 "Remembering those who made the supreme sacrifice" Followed by a listing of 106 names — Map (db m96682) WM
95New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Portsmouth Pier & Wharves
The revival of Portsmouth’s commerce after the American Revolution spurred the development of new roads, bridges, and wharves. In 1795, several leading merchants incorporated as the Proprietors of the Portsmouth Pier. This private company . . . — Map (db m116003) HM
96New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Portsmouth Veteran's Memorial
Honor * Protect* Remember Plaque 1 Portsmouth Memorial Park Dedicated November 2013 Displayed at the center of this memorial, are the granite foundation abutments that supported the memorial bridge for eighty-eight years, memorializing . . . — Map (db m85413) WM
97New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Prince Whipple and Winsor Maffatt Revolutionary PetitionersPortsmouth NH Black Heritage Trail
Prince, enslaved by General William Whipple and his wife Katharine Moffatt, accompanied the general through several battles of the American Revolution but was not freed until 1784. In 1779, however, Prince and Winsor were two of twenty African-born . . . — Map (db m115985) HM
98New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Russell A. Hanscom Memorial
Dedicated to those men who made the supreme sacrifice in WWII for God and Country. Robert A. Anderson • James R. Birt • Raymond F. Burns • Paula A. Doble • Russell A. Hanscom • Robert A. Harrison • Guy House • Howard L. Hunt • Peter G. Phillippe . . . — Map (db m96776) WM
99New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Sheafe Warehouse
Sheafe Warehouse is one of America’s best-preserved examples of early 18th century waterfront architecture. It was originally built on interlocked tree trunks known as “cobwork” barely above the level of high tide. An overhanging second . . . — Map (db m96978) HM
100New Hampshire (Rockingham County), Portsmouth — Siras BrucePortsmouth Black Heritage Trail
Siras, in 1783, contracted with John Langdon to serve as a “domestic servant." Among Langdon's papers, itemized bills for "Siras de Bruce" confirm descriptions of his resplendent, even dazzling attire: white breeches, blue or black coats, . . . — Map (db m115981) HM

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