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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Sullivan County, New Hampshire

 
Clickable Map of Sullivan County, New Hampshire and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Sullivan County, NH (45) Cheshire County, NH (54) Grafton County, NH (161) Hillsborough County, NH (81) Merrimack County, NH (126) Windham County, VT (75) Windsor County, VT (109)  SullivanCounty(45) Sullivan County (45)  CheshireCounty(54) Cheshire County (54)  GraftonCounty(161) Grafton County (161)  HillsboroughCounty(81) Hillsborough County (81)  MerrimackCounty(126) Merrimack County (126)  WindhamCountyVermont(75) Windham County (75)  WindsorCounty(109) Windsor County (109)
Newport is the county seat for Sullivan County
Adjacent to Sullivan County, New Hampshire
      Cheshire County (54)  
      Grafton County (161)  
      Hillsborough County (81)  
      Merrimack County (126)  
      Windham County, Vermont (75)  
      Windsor County, Vermont (109)  
 
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1 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Charlestown — Captain Phineas Stevens
This tablet commemorates the successful defense of the fort on this site by Captain Phineas Stevens and his company of rangers against a large war-party of French and Indians April 7-10 1747Map (db m66278) HM
2 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Charlestown — Charlestown Civil War and World War Memorial
South Panel 1861 In Memoriam 1865 Lists names Abbott to Kelly North Panel 1861 In Memoriam 1865 Lists names Keen to Way West Panel Honor Roll 1917-1919 Dedicated to the men of Charlestown New Hampshire who . . . Map (db m66283) WM
3 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Charlestown — Charlestown War Memorial
. . . Map (db m66281) WM
4 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Charlestown — Charlestown World War II and Korean Conflict Memorial
In memory of those who gave their lives and those who served in World War II and the Korean Conflict 1941-1953Map (db m66282) WM
5 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Charlestown — 177 — Charlestown, New HampshireHome Town of Carlton E. "Pudge" Fisk
Carlton attended Charlestown schools, starring in basketball, soccer and baseball at Charlestown High School. He played professional baseball for the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox from 1969 to 1993, where he set several records including . . . Map (db m74583) HM
6 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Charlestown — 002 — Fort at No. 4
In 1744 the settlers at No. 4 (now Charlestown) built a great log fort enclosing many of the town's dwelling. The fort, northernmost in the Connecticut Valley, was besieged in 1747 by a large force of French and Indians, who were beaten off by the . . . Map (db m74584) HM WM
7 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Charlestown — 117 — General John Stark's Expedition to BenningtonAugust 1777
To impede a British invasion from Canada into eastern New York, the New Hampshire legislature on July 19, 1777, commissioned John Stark of Derryfield to recruit and lead a force of 1500 New Hampshire militiamen. At Charlestown’s Fort No. 4, forces . . . Map (db m74585) HM
8 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Charlestown — Liberty Tree Memorial
Front Panel This American Liberty Elm was named after "The Liberty Tree: Our Country's first Symbol of Freedom." On the morning of August 14, 1765, the people of Boston awakened to discover two effigies suspended from an elm tree in protest . . . Map (db m66280) HM
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9 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Charlestown — This Boulder from the Hill-Side
This boulder from the hill-side is set here by citizens of Charlestown with the co-operation of the Union Historical Society of Charlestown N.H. and Springfield VT and of the Society of Colonial Wars, in the State of New Hampshire to mark the site . . . Map (db m65797) HM
10 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Claremont — Civil War Memorial
Erected in honor of the Soldiers of Claremont who died in the Rebellion of 1861-1865 by their grateful fellow citizens [Roll of Honored Dead] Col. Alexander Gardiner • Capt. William H. Chaffin • Lieut. Ruel G. Austin Lieut. . . . Map (db m230252) WM
11 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Claremont — 041 — First Roman Catholic Church
Southerly on Old Church Road is located the first Roman Catholic edifice in New Hampshire. It was erected in 1823 under the direction of the Reverend Virgil Horace Barber, S.J. The building serves St. Mary's parish and contained the first Roman . . . Map (db m109414) HM
12 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Claremont — 188 — Historic Handshake
On June 11, 1995, President William Jefferson Clinton and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich met at the invitation of the Congress of Claremont Senior Citizens, Inc. to debate issues affecting senior citizens. During the . . . Map (db m109337) HM
13 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Claremont — 22 — Lafayette's TourMapping the Farewell Tour™ — The Lafayette Trail —
On June 27, 1825, General Lafayette was greeted by crowds & 13 gun salute. He stayed at Stevens' Hotel, and left the next morning for VT.Map (db m230224) HM
14 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Claremont — Monadnock Mills Historic Timeline
1830's The Sugar River Manufacturing Co. constructs Mill No. 1 for the purposes of producing cotton and woolen products. Two overseer houses and a boarding house are also built. 1840's In 1843, due to the recession, the buildings . . . Map (db m230227) HM
15 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Claremont — The Claremont Freedom Garden
Dedicated to the Victims of September 11, 2001 and their families [Dedicated] June 2002Map (db m230262) WM
16 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Claremont — 057 — Union Church
Located easterly on Old Church Road, this wood-frame structure, built 1771–1773, is the oldest standing Episcopal church in the State, serving the second oldest parish. The parish began in 1768 as a mission of the Society for the Propagation . . . Map (db m109370) HM
17 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Claremont — War Memorial
In lasting tribute to the men of Claremont who gave their lives in our country's service World War I Albert Audette ★ Charles H. Ayer ★ Arthur Baribeau Burton Q. Benjamin ★ Charles L. Cady ★ Clifford J. . . . Map (db m230263) WM
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18 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Cornish — Adams Memorial
Located in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C., the Adams Memorial (1891) was commissioned by the historian, Henry Adams (1838-1918), for the grave of his wife, Marian "Clover" Hooper Adams (1843-1885). Adams stipulated that the figure . . . Map (db m230586) HM
19 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Cornish — Aspet
Built about 1800 as an inn in the Federal style, Saint-Gaudens named the estate "Aspet" in honor of his father's birthplace in France. Many improvements were made to the house; and beautiful gardens added to the landscape. The majestic tree in . . . Map (db m230179) HM
20 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Cornish — 158 — Cornish-Windsor Bridge
Built in 1866 at a cost of $9,000, this is the longest wooden bridge in the United States and the longest two-span covered bridge in the world. The fourth bridge at this site, the 460-foot structure was built by Bela J. Fletcher (1811-1877) of . . . Map (db m74586) HM
21 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Cornish — Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge
In the second half of the 1980's it became clear that this Bridge would need substantial repairs if it was to continue in service for vehicular traffic. Many in state government wanted to close the bridge, and build something up river. . . . Map (db m230109) HM
22 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Cornish — 8 — Lafayette's TourMapping the Farewell Tour™ — The Lafayette Trail —
On June 28, 1825, arriving from Claremont, General Lafayette crossed the Cornish Bridge on his way to Burlington, Vermont.Map (db m230108) HM
23 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Cornish — Marching in UnisonThe Robert Gould Shaw and Massachusetts 54th Regiment Memorial
When commissioned to create a memorial to honor Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, Augustus Saint-Gaudens could not ignore the sacrifice of the individual soldiers who served with Shaw. African American men from 24 states joined the 54th . . . Map (db m230113) HM
24 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Cornish — 076 — Salmon Portland Chase1808 - 1873
In this house was born Salmon P. Chase, U.S. Senator from Ohio (1849-55), Governor of Ohio (1855-59), a founder of the Republican Party and leader in the anti-slavery movement. After serving as Secretary of the Treasury in Lincoln’s Cabinet, he was . . . Map (db m74587) HM
25 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Cornish — 134 — The Cornish Colony
The Cornish Colony (1885–1935) was a group of artists, sculptors, writers, journalists, poets, and musicians who joined the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens in Cornish and found the area a delightful place to live and work. Some prominent . . . Map (db m109373) HM
26 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Cornish — The Farragut MonumentSaint-Gaudens National Historic Site
The monument commemorating the Civil War naval hero Admiral David Glasgow Farragut was Saint-Gaudens’ first public commission. It was begun in 1879 and unveiled in Madison Square Park, New York City in 1881, where it still stands. Here in front . . . Map (db m100671) HM
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27 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Cornish — The Parthenon Frieze
On the front façade of The Little Studio Saint-Gaudens placed casts from the Parthenon Frieze. The original frieze encircled the inner chamber of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. The frieze was removed from the Parthenon over a period of more . . . Map (db m230197) HM
28 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Cornish — 016 — Winston Churchill1871-1947
American author of best-selling novels, such as "Coniston", written between 1898-1941 and partly based upon actual experience in New Hampshire politics. His nearby residence, "Harlakenden House", was built in 1898 and burned in 1923. It also served . . . Map (db m109401) HM
29 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Lempster — 1794 Lempster Meetinghouse
has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1980Map (db m230397) HM
30 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Lempster — Alonzo Ames Miner D.D.In Memory of
Born at Lempster, N.H., Aug. 17, 1814 Died at Boston, Mass., June 14, 1895 Minister in Boston 47 years President of Tufts College 13 years Overseer of Harvard College Patron of Art • Leader in all reforms This tablet is . . . Map (db m230359) HM
31 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Lempster — Civil War MemorialOur Fallen Heroes — 1861-'5 —
. . . Map (db m230366) WM
32 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Lempster — 182 — Lighting Up Rural New Hampshire
On nearby Allen Road on December 4, 1939, the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative set its first utility pole, an important event in bringing electric service to the farms, mills, and homes of the New Hampshire countryside. A group of citizens . . . Map (db m230344) HM
33 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Lempster — World War Honor Roll1917 • Honor Roll • 1919
To the memory of ★Don Sylvester Hooper who made the supreme sacrifice and to Lewis E Allen • Benjamin Aniralaijos • Arthur Armstrong Flored Bagaty • William H George • Samuel D Hamlin • Willard Hamlin Jr who served in the . . . Map (db m230355) WM
34 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, North Charlestown — North Charlestown Village
Est. 1740 National Register DistrictMap (db m65799) HM
35 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Plainfield, Meriden — 077 — Kimball Union Academy
This school, known first as Union Academy, was chartered June 16, 1813 "to train young men for leadership in the ministry." The original building, located about 1,000 feet west of here and dedicated to January 9, 1815, was destroyed by fire in . . . Map (db m109402) HM
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36 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Unity — Veterans MemorialUnity New Hampshire
We thank you for your service [Armed Services Emblems] ———————————————— POW ☆ MIA ☆ KIA You Are Not Forgotten In memory of many In honor of all Thank YouMap (db m230283) WM
37 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Unity — World War Memorial
In memory of the men who served in the World War. John G. Blake • Ernest Filiauelt • Eugene A. Filiauelt • Richard C. Graves Eddie B. LaClair • Guy LaClair • Arthur R. LeClair • Perley A. Newton Everett Osgood • Perley C. Stone • Lyman . . . Map (db m230284) WM
38 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Washington — 94 — Birthplace of the Seventh Day Adventist Church
In April 1842, a group of citizens in this town banded together to form "the first Christian Society." In the Adventist movement of 1842-43, they espoused the Advent hope. In January 1842, these Washington Sabbathkeepers, after meeting for many . . . Map (db m73224) HM
39 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Washington — Brigadier General Sylvanus ThayerThe "Father of West Point" — Born June 9, 1785 • Died Sept. 7, 1872 —
Sylvanus Thayer came to Washington in 1793 at the age of eight to live with his uncle Azariah Faxon in the house at the right. He attended school at the left, then a brick building, and worked in his uncle's store to earn money for an education . . . Map (db m230420) HM
40 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Washington — Compass Rock
Carved in ca.1894 by Carroll Farnsworth (1884-1986) while a student at Ball-Farnsworth District 3 School, at NW corner of Faxon Hill Rd. and King St. Latter [sic] Carroll was an instructor.Map (db m230415) HM
41 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Washington — War Memorial
To honor those from Washington who served 1898 - 1917 - 1941Map (db m230419) WM
42 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Washington — Washington NH
N.H. Washington The first town incorporated under the name of George Washington Our first president December 13, 1776 Erected Nov. 1932Map (db m104566) HM
43 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Washington — Washington NH Civil War Memorial
1861-1865 Erected in memory of those brave soldiers of Washington who gave their lives in the defense of their country, during the great rebellion. Side 1 Hamilton Williams 19 • J. Landon Miller 21 • Gilman L. Beckwith 34 • Henry . . . Map (db m104561) WM
44 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Washington — Washington NH Town CommonNational Register of Historic Places
The Washington Common has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m104562) HM
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45 New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Washington — Washington Wayside Park
In 1776 Washington, New Hampshire, became the first town in the nation to be incorporated under the name of General Washington. In the early 19th century two major turnpikes joined near the site of this wayside park: Second New Hampshire . . . Map (db m230400) HM
 
 
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