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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cheshire County, New Hampshire

Clickable Map of Cheshire 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> Cheshire County, NH (46) Hillsborough County, NH (38) Sullivan County, NH (23) Franklin County, MA (49) Worcester County, MA (343) Windham County, VT (67)  CheshireCounty(46) Cheshire County (46)  HillsboroughCounty(38) Hillsborough County (38)  SullivanCounty(23) Sullivan County (23)  FranklinCountyMassachusetts(49) Franklin County (49)  WorcesterCounty(343) Worcester County (343)  WindhamCountyVermont(67) Windham County (67)
Keene is the county seat for Cheshire County
Adjacent to Cheshire County, New Hampshire
      Hillsborough County (38)  
      Sullivan County (23)  
      Franklin County, Massachusetts (49)  
      Worcester County, Massachusetts (343)  
      Windham County, Vermont (67)  
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1New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Ashuelot — Ashuelot Covered Bridge — NH Covered Bridge No. 1
. . . Map (db m160730) HM
2New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Chesterfield — 095 — Chief Justice Harlan Fiske Stone
Born October 11, 1872, in a modest cottage 1.7 miles southeast of here on Horseshoe Road, Stone graduated from Amherst College and Columbia Law School, returning to the latter as Dean, 1910-1924. Attorney General in President Coolidge’s . . . Map (db m74560) HM
3New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Chesterfield, Spofford — 216 — Pierce Shops
Spofford Village attained national stature in the 19th century for the manufacture of bits, augers, and gimlets in a series of shops powered by Partridge Brook. Beginning about 1825, Benjamin Pierce, members of the Hopkins family, and others also . . . Map (db m85874) HM
4New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Chesterfield, West Chesterfield — 060 — First Methodist Meeting Place In New Hampshire
In 1772 "the people called Methodist" held their first religious meeting in this state on the James Robertson farm, 1.2 miles north of here, on Christian Street, with Philip Embury as the preacher. On June 20, 1803, Francis Asbury spoke here using . . . Map (db m85918) HM
5New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Fitzwilliam — Brigadier General James Reed
In honor and memory of Brigadier General James Reed Born at Woburn, Mass. Jan. 8, 1723 Died at Fitchburg, Mass. Feb 13, 1807 One of the proprietors of Monadnock No. 4, and a founder of this town. A leader in its civil and religious life. . . . Map (db m152116) HM WM
6New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Fitzwilliam — 99 — Brigadier General James Reed — (1722-1807)
This veteran Captain of the French and Indian War, born in Woburn, Mass., settled here about 1765 as an original proprietor of Monadnock No. 4, now Fitzwilliam. After the Battle of Lexington, he recruited several companies to form the Third New . . . Map (db m136527) HM WM
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7New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Fitzwilliam — The 3rd Meeting House of the Town of Fitzwilliam — 1817
It stands on the site of the second meeting house which was built in 1816 and destroyed by fire nine weeks after it was consecrated. Acquired by the town of Fitzwilliam for use as town hall in 1858.Map (db m152111) HM
8New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Hinsdale — Hinsdale and the Power of the Ashuelot
The Village of Hinsdale From Agriculture to Manufacturing First settled as a farming community, Hinsdale received its New Hampshire charter in 1753. It was named for Col. Ebenezer Hinsdale, a respected early resident who had built a fort . . . Map (db m152179) HM
9New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Hinsdale — 112 — Hinsdale's Auto Pioneer
In the Holman and Merriman Machine Shop opposite this location, George A. Long of Northfield (Mass.) in 1875 built a steam propelled four wheel automobile with a fifth wheel for steering. This vehicle, fired by hardwood charcoal, had a bicycle-type . . . Map (db m74561) HM
10New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Hinsdale — Nation's Oldest Continuously Operating Post Office Building — Since 1816
Nation's Oldest Continuously Operating Post Office Building since 1816Map (db m152180) HM
11New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Hinsdale — 204 — Newhall & Stebbins
Formed in 1856, the firm Newhall & Stebbins began manufacturing the Granite State Field Mower in 1860. Machined out of cast iron with few bolts, the mowers were intended for use on the uneven terrain of New England farms. In 1870 the company . . . Map (db m74562) HM
12New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Hinsdale — The Story of Anadromous Fish — From Freshwater to the Ocean and Back Again
An Ancient Cycle Egg to Adult — Rivers to Ocean American shad, Atlantic salmon, river herring and other fish that migrate from the sea to freshwater to spawn are known as anadromous fish. Their story begins with a small egg — . . . Map (db m152184) HM
13New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Keene — 1 — Barry Faulkner, Muralist — Magical History Tour 2019
Barry Faulkner, Keene's most acclaimed visual artist, created murals across the country, including several in Keene. His two most famous works, displayed in the National Archives in Washington DC, represent the writing of the Declaration of . . . Map (db m151910) HM
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14New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Keene — Civil War Memorial
. . . Map (db m151911) WM
15New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Keene — Deacon Josiah Fisher
Near this spot Deacon Josiah Fisher was killed and scalped by an Indian, July 10, 1745, a pioneer settler of this town in 1734.Map (db m70320) HM
16New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Keene — Dr. Daniel Adams House
Dr. Daniel Adams House Built c. 1795 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m151891) HM
17New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Keene — 086 — Hampshire Pottery — 1871 - 1923
About 150 feet north of here stood the famous Hampshire Pottery Works founded by James Scolly Taft for the manufacture of earthenware. In 1878 Majolica ware was a major product, followed in 1883 by the addition of useful and decorative art objects . . . Map (db m85873) HM
18New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Keene — Industrial Heritage Trail — City of Keene, New Hampshire — 1874 —
The trail segment you are on traverses the heart of Keene's post Civil War industrial activity. Some of the industries still present such as J.A. Wright & Co. date many years back in Keene's history. Many of the buildings, which can be seen along . . . Map (db m151896) HM
19New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Keene — 226 — Jonathan Myrick Daniels — 1939 - 1965
Civil Rights activist Daniels worshiped at St. James Episcopal Church during his high school years. Born in Keene, he graduated from Virginia Military Institute before entering the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, MA. While studying for . . . Map (db m85872) HM
20New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Keene — 069 — Keene Glass Industry
The first of two famous Keene glass factories was established near this site in 1814 and produced window glass for the New England area until 1853. Another glass works (1815-1842), 1.5 miles southeast of here on Marlboro Street, made bottles and . . . Map (db m74563) HM
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21New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Keene — Keene Remembers
Keene Remembers The Colonial Wars 1675 - 1763 Revolutionary War 1775 - 1783 War with England 1812 - 1814 War with Mexico 1846 - 1848 Mexican Expedition 1916 - 1918 World War 1917 - 1918 and its citizens who . . . Map (db m151913) WM
22New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Keene — Magical History Tour
Keene welcomes you to take a stroll through our historic downtown to enjoy the Magical History Tour mural series featuring a few of the intersecting people, innovative products, and momentous events that shaped our city. The mural subjects were . . . Map (db m151895) HM
23New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Keene — Nathan Blake
. . . Map (db m151892) HM
24New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Keene — The First Meeting House in Upper Ashuelot
The First Meeting House in Upper Ashuelot, now Keene was built on this knoll in 1736-7. Here also was located the Burying Ground of the original settlers. Erected by Ashuelot Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution in 1913Map (db m59779) HM
25New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Keene — The Old Fort
This boulder marks the site of the old fort built in 1738 by the early settlers of Upper Ashuelot as a refuge from the IndiansMap (db m59781) HM
26New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Keene — The Old Road to Boston
Erected by Ashuelot Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, April 12, 1902, to mark the beginning of the Old Road to Boston, over which the soldiers of the revolution from Keene marched under Captain Isaac Wyman, April 21, 1775, in response to . . . Map (db m59828) HM
27New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Keene — 11 — The Railroad — Magical History Tour 2019
As the nexus of the Cheshire, Manchester & Keene, and the Ashuelot Railroads, the City of Keene became one of the most significant centers of industry in the region. Not only did the railroad provide transportation for passengers and goods, but the . . . Map (db m151914) HM
28New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Keene — The United Church of Christ in Keene
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m151912) HM
29New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Richmond — Richmond Tramp House — Built 1914
This one room dwelling housed many “tramps” who passed through town during the first half of the 20th century. Severe economic conditions and high unemployment caused hundreds of thousands of people to take to the roads and railroads . . . Map (db m152108) HM
30New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Stoddard — 52 — Stoddard Glass
Glassmaking in this town covered the years 1842-1873. Nearby stood the South Stoddard Glass Works founded by Joseph Foster in 1842. A second works was erected in 1846 at Mill Village two miles north. In its day a major industry of the State, . . . Map (db m77059) HM
31New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Troy — Civil War Memorial
In memory of the defenders of the Union 1861 - 1865Map (db m151890) WM
32New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Troy — Troy Common — Historical Marker — Town of Troy, Settled 1761 —
The Troy Common was established in 1815. The north side of the Common is on land obtained from Marlborough while the south side is on the land obtained from FitzwilliamMap (db m151886) HM
33New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Troy — Troy’s Hero — Greater love hath no man than this… to lay down one's life for his fellow man.
This monument stands to honor the heroic actions taken by John William "Pete" Trudelle on January 29, 1963 when he, in a split second decision, sacrificed his life to avoid a school bus. The truest character of a man is shown in his deeds. . . . Map (db m165431) HM
34New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Troy — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of Troy who served their country in time of needMap (db m151887) WM
35New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Troy — Veterans Memorial
In memory of all veterans from Troy that served their countryMap (db m151888) WM
36New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Troy — World War I Memorial
In honor of our boys of Troy, N. H. 1917-The Great World War-1919 for liberty and humanity Abbott, James F. • Abbott, Hollis W. • Abbott, Don • Applin, Archie W. • Awalt, Randolph C. • Bowhay, Richard E. • Bushey, Melvin S. • ★ . . . Map (db m151885) WM
37New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Walpole — 061 — First Connecticut River Bridge
The first bridge across this river was built approximately ¼ mile north of this location in 1785 by Col. Enoch Hale. This toll bridge, replaced in 1840, was recognized in the 18th century as one of America's outstanding bridges because of its . . . Map (db m85922) HM
38New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Walpole — John Kilburn Cabin
. . . Map (db m66284) HM WM
39New Hampshire, Cheshire County, West Chesterfield — Madame Sherri Forest — Welcome to the Madam Sherri Forest
The 513 acre Madame Sherri Forest is situated on the eastern slope of Wantastiquet Mountain, also known as Rattlesnake Mountain, in Chesterfield. The property abuts the larger 847 acre Wantastiquet State Forest. A 2 mile round-trip hike, the . . . Map (db m162556) HM
40New Hampshire, Cheshire County, West Chesterfield — Site of First House in Chesterfield
Site of First House in Chesterfield Built November 1761 by Moses SmithMap (db m44492) HM
41New Hampshire, Cheshire County, West Swanzey — Thompson Covered Bridge
Originally constructed in 1832 by Zadoc Taft Reconstructed in 1993 and dedicated on August 14, 1993 with the cooperation of the citizens of Swanzey Selectmen Kenneth P. Colby, Jr. • Bonnie J. Tolman • Francis W. Faulkner, Jr. Wright . . . Map (db m198714) HM
42New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Westmoreland — 074 — Park Hill Meeting House
This church, built on the northeast corner of Cole Cemetery in 1762, was moved in sections by ox cart in 1779 to this location, then known as Federal Hill. A steeple with a bell cast by the Paul Revere Foundry was added in 1826. This edifice is . . . Map (db m90195) HM
43New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Winchester — Conant Library — National Register of Historic Places
Built c.1890 Has been entered in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m154897) HM
44New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Winchester — Over Two Centuries of Music Innovation
Incorporated in 1753, the town of Winchester drew upon the vast forest of Mt. Pisgah, copious iron deposits, and the abundant power generated from the Ashuelot River and its tributaries to transcend its agrarian roots and become an influential and . . . Map (db m154898) HM
45New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Winchester — Winchester Civil War Monument
Erected A.D. 1908 by the Citizens of Winchester, N.H. the Members of Post No. 19 Grand Army of the Republic Department of New Hampshire and its affiliated Womans Relief Corps In Honor of those who served on Winchesters Quota in the Army or Navy of . . . Map (db m154895) WM
46New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Winchester — Winchester Memorial Church
This church occupies the site of the Town Hall and Meeting House which was destroyed by fire Sept. 12, 1909 after having been the home of the First Universalist Society for more than a century. The present edifice was built in 1912 as a memorial to . . . Map (db m154891) HM
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Apr. 1, 2023