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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Rockingham County, New Hampshire

 
Clickable Map of Rockingham 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 Rockingham County, NH (137) Hillsborough County, NH (38) Merrimack County, NH (122) Strafford County, NH (40) York County, ME (134) Essex County, MA (279)  RockinghamCounty(137) Rockingham County (137)  HillsboroughCounty(38) Hillsborough County (38)  MerrimackCounty(122) Merrimack County (122)  StraffordCounty(40) Strafford County (40)  YorkCountyMaine(134) York County (134)  EssexCountyMassachusetts(279) Essex County (279)
Brentwood is the county seat for Rockingham County
Adjacent to Rockingham County, New Hampshire
      Hillsborough County (38)  
      Merrimack County (122)  
      Strafford County (40)  
      York County, Maine (134)  
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1New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Candia — Sam Walter Foss1858-1911
On Main Street (New Hampshire Route 43) at Raymond Road, on the left when traveling east on Main Street.
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
On Healey Road, on the right.
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
On Healey Road, on the right when traveling north.
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
On Haverhill Road (New Hampshire Route 121) at Raymond Road (New Hampshire Route 102), on the left when traveling west on Haverhill Road.
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
On Chester Street (New Hampshire Route 121) at Derry Road (New Hampshire Route 102), on the right when traveling east on Chester Street.
Dedicated to the Residents of Chester who served with distinction in the Persian Gulf, Operation Desert Storm Jan-Mar 1991Map (db m159905) WM
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7New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Chester — Chester Roll of Honor
On Chester Street, on the right when traveling east.
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
On Chester Street (New Hampshire Route 121) at Derry Road (New Hampshire Route 102), on the right when traveling east on Chester Street.
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 ArmyMap (db m159907) HM
9New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Chester — Chester Village Cemetery
On Raymond Road (New Hampshire Route 102) north of Haverhill Road (New Hampshire Route 121), on the right when traveling north.
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
On Chester Street (New Hampshire Route 121) at Raymond Road (New Hampshire Route 102), on the left when traveling east on Chester Street.
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
On Chester Street (New Hampshire Route 121) at Derry Road (New Hampshire Route 102), on the right when traveling east on Chester Street.
Stevens Memorial Hall 1909 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of The Interior September 10, 2004Map (db m159911) HM
12New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Chester — The Chester Congregational Church
On Chester Street (New Hampshire Route 121) at Raymond Road (New Hampshire Route 102), on the left when traveling east on Chester Street.
The Chester Congregational Church Built in 1773 Entered in the National Register of Historic Places Washington, D.C. June 5, 1986Map (db m159916) HM
13New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Deerfield — 25 — Major John Simpson
On North Road (New Hampshire Route 107) at Meeting House Hill Road, on the left when traveling north on North Road.
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
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14New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Deerfield — Site of the First Congregational Church1772
On Meeting House Hill Road, 0.8 miles east of North Road (New Hampshire Route 107), on the right when traveling east.
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 Front Street, on the right.
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
On Newfields Road (New Hampshire Route 85), on the right when traveling north.
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
Near Newfields Road.
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
On Drinkwater Road at Rt. 111, in the median on Drinkwater Road.
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
On Front Street, on the right when traveling north.
In honor of those who served in the armed forces of the United States of AmericaMap (db m96463) WM
20New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Exeter — 097 — Exeter Town House
On Front Street at Court Street, on the right when traveling north on Front Street.
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
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21New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Exeter — George Leonard Smith Gun
On Winter Street at Railroad Avenue and Columbus Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Winter Street.
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
On Water Street, on the right.
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 —
Near Jady Hill Avenue.
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 —
On Swasey Parkway, on the right when traveling north.
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
On Front Street, on the right when traveling north.
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
Near Newfields Road.
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
On String Bridge, on the right when traveling south.
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, Exeter — The Folsom Tavern(circa 1775)
On Water Street east of Front Street, on the right when traveling east.
Occupied this site until it was moved in 1929 to its present location at Spring and Water Streets. President George Washington was a guest at the Folsom Tavern in November, 1789. Map (db m180170) HM
29New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Fremont — 170 — Civil War Riot of 1861
On Main Street (New Hampshire Route 107) at Sandown Road, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
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
30New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Fremont — Fremont Village CemeteryEst. 1819
On Main Street (New Hampshire Route 107) 0.2 miles north of Scribner Road, on the left when traveling north.
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
31New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Fremont — Historic Black Rocks Village / Historic Fremont, N.H.-Olde Poplin
On Main Street (New Hampshire Route 107) south of Sandown Road, on the right when traveling south.
(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
32New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Fremont — John Prescott Lovering's Inncirca 1756
On Main Street (New Hampshire Route 107) at Sandown Road, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
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
33New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Fremont — 142 — Mast Tree Riot of 1734
On Main Street (New Hampshire Route 107) at New Hampshire Route 111-A, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
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
34New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Fremont — 167 — Meeting House and Hearse House
On Main Street (New Hampshire Route 107) 0.2 miles north of Scribner Road, on the right when traveling north.
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
35New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Fremont — 157 — Spaulding & Frost Cooperage
On Main Street (New Hampshire Route 107) north of Spaulding Road, on the right when traveling north.
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
36New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Greenland — 480 Portsmouth AvenueTown of Greenland — Incorporated 1721
On Portsmouth Avenue at Post Road (New Hampshire Route 151), on the right when traveling west on Portsmouth Avenue. Reported damaged.
In the year 1675, John Johnson was granted a tavern keeper's license. He resided and operated the tavern where the roads meet from Portsmouth, Exeter, and Hampton, at today's 480 Portsmouth Avenue. This is the house immediately in front of you. . . . Map (db m186250) HM
37New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Greenland — Congregational ChurchGreenland, N.H.
On Church Lane (New Hampshire Route 151) just south of Portsmouth Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
Organized 1706 Pastors 1707 - 1917 William Allen, 1707 - 1760 • Samuel McClintock, D.D., 1756 - 1804 • James Armstrong Neal, 1805 - 1808 • Ephraim Abbott, 1813 - 1828 • . . . Map (db m186248) HM
38New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Greenland — 33 — Lafayette's TourThe Lafayette Trail — Mapping the Farewell Tour™ —
On Portsmouth Avenue at Post Road (New Hampshire Route 151), on the left when traveling west on Portsmouth Avenue.
On Sept. 1, 1824, General Lafayette was received by the citizens of Greenland at a triumphal arch erected in front of the local hotel.Map (db m186251) HM
39New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Hampton — A Little Band Of Pioneers
On Landing Road at Park Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Landing Road.
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
40New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Hampton — Bell of Fifth Congregational Church Building
On Winnacunnet Road, on the left.
Bell of Fifth Congregational Church Building 1797-1844 "Townsfolk to the Church I called." Bell Inscription: Meneely's West Troy NY 1861Map (db m155072) HM
41New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Hampton — 0028 — First Public School Marker
On Winnacunnet Road, on the left.
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 “capable of . . . Map (db m105144) HM
42New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Hampton — Hampton NH 9/11 Memorial
On Winnacunnet Road east of Academy Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
This memorial is dedicated by the citizens of Hampton to the firefighters, policemen, and the thousands of men and women who perished on September 11, 2001. We shall honor and respect their memory May 30,2003Map (db m105143) WM
43New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Hampton — Hampton NH Honor RollsCivil War and World War I
On Winnacunnet Road (New Hampshire Route 101E) at Academy Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Winnacunnet Road.
(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
44New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Hampton — 0119 — Old Landing Road
On Landing Road at Park Avenue, on the left when traveling east on 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
45New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Hampton — Rev. Ira S. Jones
On Park Avenue at Cuss Lane, on the right when traveling west on Park Avenue.
. . . Map (db m162691) HM
46New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Hampton — Roll of Honor WW II
On Winnacunnet Road at Academy Avenue, on the right on Winnacunnet Road.
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
47New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Hampton — Rolls of Honor Viet Nam and Korean War
On Winnacummet Road at Academy Avenue on Winnacummet Road.
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
48New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Hampton — Site of the Log Meeting-House
On Park Avenue at Cuss Lane, on the right when traveling west on Park Avenue.
. . . Map (db m162694) HM
49New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Hampton — The Proprietary School
On Park Avenue near Cuss Lane, on the right when traveling west.
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
50New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Hampton — Thorvald's Rock
On Park Avenue at Cuss Lane, on the right when traveling west on Park Avenue.
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
51New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Kingston — 1867Gideon Lodge #84, F. & A. M.
On Church Street at Depot Road, on the right when traveling south on Church Street.
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
52New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Kingston — 046 — Josiah Bartlett— 1729–1795 —
On West Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
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
53New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Kingston — Kingston War Memorial
On Main Street, 0.1 miles south of Depot Road, on the right when traveling north.
(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
54New Hampshire, Rockingham County, New Castle — Fort William and Mary Commemoration Marker
Near Wentworth Road.
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
55New Hampshire, Rockingham County, New Castle — Frost Cemetery
On Main Street (Route 1B) east of Atkinson Street, on the left when traveling east.
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
56New Hampshire, Rockingham County, New Castle — Mines Building
Near Sullivan Lane, 0.2 miles east of Wentworth Road.
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
57New Hampshire, Rockingham County, New Castle — New Castle Congregational Church
On Main Street.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m105370) HM
58New Hampshire, Rockingham County, New Castle — Portcullis
Near Sullivan Lane, 0.2 miles east of Wentworth Road.
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
59New Hampshire, Rockingham County, New Castle — Walbach Tower
On Sullivan Lane east of Wentworth Road, on the right when traveling east.
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
60New Hampshire, Rockingham County, New Castle — Walbach Tower
On Sullivan Lane east of Wentworth Road, on the right when traveling east.
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
61New Hampshire, Rockingham County, New Castle — 004 — William and Mary Raids
On Wentworth Road at Ocean Street, on the right when traveling west on Wentworth Road.
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
62New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Newington — The Oldest Town Forest in the United States
On Nimble Hill Road, 0.2 miles north of Arboretum Road, on the right.
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
63New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Newmarket — Wentworth Cheswill(1746–1817)
On South Main Street (New Hampshire Route 152) west of Packers Falls Road.
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
64New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Northwood — 181 — First New Hampshire Turnpike
On U.S. 4 just south of Old Turnpike Road.
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
65New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Northwood — 024 — LaFayette's Tour
On U.S. 4.
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
66New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Northwood — Northwood NH War Memorial
On First New Hampshire Turnpike (U.S. 4), on the right when traveling west.
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 GulfMap (db m96963) WM
67New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Northwood — Northwood NH WWII Honor Roll
On First New Hampshire Turnpike (U.S. 4), on the right when traveling west.
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
68New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Northwood — Northwood Parade 1775
On U.S. 4.
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 1802Map (db m76453) HM
69New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Northwoods — Northwood NH WWI Honor Roll
On First New Hampshire Turnpike (U.S. 4), on the right when traveling west.
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
70New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — 18 Congress
On Congress Street.
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
71New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — African Burying Ground Memorial
On State Street (U.S. 1) east of Middle Street, on the right when traveling east.
(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
72New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — Black Yankees and The SeaPortsmouth Black Heritage Trail
Near Marcy Street east of Puddle Lane, on the right when traveling north.
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
73New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — Ceilia Layton Thaxter
On Daniel Street, on the right when traveling west.
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, 1894Map (db m96976) HM
74New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — CMoMM (SS) Arthur L. Stanton Chief of the Boat (COB)Albacore — Portsmouth Submarine Memorial Association —
Near Submarine Way north of Bypass U.S. 1, on the left when traveling west.
Rate: Chief Motor Machinist's Mate (Chief of the Boat) Service Number: 268 05 60 Birth Date: March 13, 1916 From Wauchula, Florida Decorations: Silver Star, Purple Heart Submarine: USS Albacore (SS . . . Map (db m186280) HM
75New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — Colonel Tobias Lear
On Hunking Street west of Mechanic Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
76New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — Dedicated to the men of the USS Thresher (SSN 593)
On Route 1 Bypass near Submarine Way, on the right when traveling north.
“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
77New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — Frank Jones's Hotels
On State Street.
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
78New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — Haven ParkPortsmouth Visual Label Program
On Pleasant Street at Edward Street on Pleasant Street.
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
79New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — Horse ChestnutAesculus hippocastanum
On Market Street, on the right when traveling south.
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
80New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — In This House Admiral (John) Paul Jones Resided
On Middle Street (U.S. 1) north of State Street, on the right when traveling north.
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
81New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — James (Stavers)Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail
On Atkinson Street at Court Street on Atkinson Street.
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
82New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — James Baxter SergeantBorn February 10, 1946 in Trenton, NJ, son of Neil and Katherine (Keby) Sergeant — Died March 23, 2014 in Winter Park, FL —
Near Submarine Way north of Bypass U.S. 1, on the left when traveling west.
Jim Sergeant enlisted in the US Navy on June 25, 1964. Following Boot Camp and internal Communications training, Jim served tours aboard the Naval Nuclear Power School, Vallejo, CA; Nuclear Power Training Unit, Schenectady, NY; and USS Tattnall . . . Map (db m186281) HM
83New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — John Paul Jones House
On State Street at Middle Street on State Street.
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
84New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — John Samuel Blunt, PainterPortsmouth Visual Label Program
On Market Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
85New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — Joseph & Nancy (Cotton) and their children, Eleazor & JamesPortsmouth Black Heritage Trail
On State Street (U.S. 1) at Court Place, on the right when traveling north on State Street.
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
86New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — Liberty Pole and Bridge
On Marcy Street.
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
87New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — Memorial Bridge 1923-2012
On Daniel Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
88New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — Nation's Oldest Bank
On Pleasant Street, on the right when traveling north.
[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
89New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — Negro PewsPortsmouth Black Heritage Trail
On Congress St (U.S. 1) close to Church Street, on the left when traveling west.
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
90New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — New Hampshire's First Black ChurchPortsmouth NH Black Heritage Trail
On Pearl Street at Hanover Street, on the right on Pearl Street.
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
91New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — New Hampshire's Lost BoatUSS Capelin SS 289
Near Submarine Way north of Bypass U.S. 1, on the left when traveling west.
This memorial is dedicated to the 78 men who lost their lives seriving their country on the submarine USS Capelin SS289 in the Celebes Sea in December 1943Map (db m186259) WM
92New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — 0114 — North Cemetery
On Maplewood Avenue near Vaughan Street, on the right when traveling east.
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
93New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — North Pier
Near State Street north of Marcy Street, on the right when traveling north.
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
94New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — On this site was born Fitz John PorterAug. 31, 1822
On Pleasant Street near Edward St..
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
95New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — Oracle HouseCirca 1702
On Marcy St. at Court St., on the right when traveling south on Marcy St..
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
96New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — Point of Graves
On Mechanic Street.
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
97New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — Point of Graves
On Mechanic Street.
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
98New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — Portsmouth Memorial Bridge Marker
On US 1 North when traveling north.
Memorial to the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire who participated in the World War 1917-1919 1923-2013Map (db m85411) WM
99New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Memorial
Near Submarine Way north of Business U.S. 1, on the left when traveling west.
In recognition of the dedicated craftsmen of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard who built and maintain the finest submarines in the world, the crews who sail them and the selfless volunteers whose untiring efforts contribute to the success of Albacore . . . Map (db m186282) WM
100New Hampshire, Rockingham County, Portsmouth — Portsmouth Navy Yard
Near Marcy Street north of Puddle Lane, on the right when traveling north.
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

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