Dixville Notch


January 09. 2014 4:06PM

Denman Thompson (1833-1911) - Swanzey, New Hampshire 







Route 26
Dixville, NH

Marker Number: 171
Name and date established: Unknown

Description: "First in the Nation" New Hampshire has held the first-in-the-nation presidential primaries since 1920. With the first presidential "beauty contest" in 1932, our citizens have personally met the candidates and by popular ballot have declared their preference for their party's nominee. Since 1960, Dixville has been the first community in the state and country to cast its handful of votes in national elections. On election eve 100% of the eligible voters gather in the ballot room of The BALSAMS. At midnight polls open and a few minutes later promptly close. The results are broadcast around the world.

Location: Located on the south side of Route 26 beside Lake Gloriette in Dixville, NH

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