College Road


January 09. 2014 3:59PM






Route 109 & Long Pond Road
Wolfeboro, NH

Marker Number: 116
Name and date established: Wolfeboro 1977

Description: Governor John Wentworth and the King's Council voted in the spring of 1771 that a highway be made from the Governor's estate at Wolfeboro to Dartmouth College. Joseph Senter, David Copp, and Samuel Shepard surveyed the 67-mile road which followed this Route to Plymouth. Thence it passed through Groton, around Lary's and Goose Ponds, over Moose Mountain to Hanover. Wentworth rode over it to Dartmouth's first commencement, August 28, 1771.

Location: Located near the Libby Museum, at the intersection of Route 109 and Long Pond Road.
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