Birthplace of Daniel Webster


January 03. 2014 3:45PM

 







Off Route 127
Franklin, NH
Phone: 603-934-5057

Marker Number: 91
Name and date established: Franklin 1979

Description: Daniel Webster was born here January 18, 1782. Statesman and lawyer, he served as a U.S. Congressman from New Hampshire and Massachusetts, Senator from Massachusetts, and Secretary of State under Presidents Harrison, Tyler, and Fillmore. A noted orator, he achieved national recognition in the landmark Dartmouth College case. He died in Marshfield, Massachusetts on October 24, 1852 and is buried there. He was one of the first men elected to the U.S. Senate Hall of Fame in 1957.

Location: Located off Route 127 at the Daniel Webster Homestead. The Daniel Webster family home, "The Elms," located about two miles east of here on South Main Street in West Franklin, was listed on the National Register and designated a National Historical Landmark in 1974.
FOLLOW US
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Follow our RSS feed
Union Leader app for Apple iPad or Android *
Click to download from Apple Apps StoreClick to download from Android Marketplace
* e-Edition subscription required

Historical Markers

Example blog post alt Roadside History: Thaddeus S.C. Lowe -- aeronaut, scientist and inventor (1832-1913)
Example blog post alt Roadside History: Major Andrew McClary, 2nd in command to Col. John Stark of the 1st N.H. Regiment
Example blog post alt Roadside History: Mast Tree Riot of 1734 -- Local lumbermen felled trees meant for the king's navy
Example blog post alt Roadside History: Levi Woodbury (1798-1851) served in all 3 US government branches and as NH governor
Example blog post alt Roadside History: Major John Simpson, most remembered for something he may not have done
Example blog post alt Roadside History: Molly Stark House and Home of the Molly Stark Cannon