Birthplace of Daniel Webster
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.