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
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
World War I Honor Roll
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Occupied this site until
it was moved in 1929 to
its present location at
Spring and Water
Washington was a guest
at the Folsom Tavern in
November, 1789. — — Map (db m180170) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 30,2003 — — Map (db m105143) WM
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
Honor . . . — — Map (db m105145) WM
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
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
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
now known as
was incorporated in 1810.
Its first building
which stood on this spot
now used by the school
was erected in 1852
and removed to
its present site . . . — — Map (db m162696) HM
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
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
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
(1924 plaque - left)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Boundary disputes among the early river
settlements caused this area to be called
Bloody Point. By 1640 Trickey's Ferry
operated between Bloody Point and Hilton's
Point in Dover. In 1712 the meeting house was erected and the parish set off, . . . — — Map (db m224489) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
22/26 Market Square
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
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
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
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
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
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
Instructor of Artillery and Cavalry
West Point . . . — — Map (db m94764) HM
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
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
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
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
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