Pleasant Street Cemetery - Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 43° 04.434 W 070° 45.200
19T E 357258 N 4770513
Quick Description: Marker for historic cemetery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 6/24/2012 10:37:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMEPTF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 1

Long Description:
From historical marker:

"This burial ground was established in 1754 on land deeded to the town of Portsmouth by Pickering family and is situated in a waterfront area once known as "Pickering's Neck."  It is the final resting place of many members of Portsmouth's most prosperous families of the period 1770 to 1860, the town's golden age of mercantile and seafaring wealth.  Of the approximately fifty known gravesites in this cemetery, at least twenty of the interred had strong seafaring ties.  Several ship captains lie here alongside their wives, and a number mariners' wives are buried along, their husbands presumably interred far from home or lost at sea."
Marker Name: Pleasant Street Cemetery

Marker Type: Local/Unofficial

Marker Location: Portsmouth

Official Marker Number: Not listed

Date Marker Established: Not listed

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