Portsmouth Plains - Portsmouth
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member New England n00b
N 43° 03.467 W 070° 47.031
19T E 354736 N 4768775
Quick Description: The site of an ambush on early Colonists.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 9/30/2006 2:35:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMRTJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 55

Long Description:
Text of Marker:

Portsmouth Plains
In the pre-dawn hours of June 26,
1696, Indians attacked the settle-
ment here. Fourteen persons were
killed and others taken captive.
Five houses and nine barns were
burned. This plain was the Training
Field and Muster Ground. Close by
stood the famous Plains Tavern
(1728-1914) with its Bowling Green
where many distinguished visitors
were entertained.

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Marker Name: Portsmouth Plains

Official Marker Number: 75

Marker Type: Official NH State

Marker Location: Portsmouth

Date Marker Established: 1971

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