First Public School in NH


May 23. 2013 3:58PM

First Public School - Hampton, New Hampshire 







Intersection of Towle Avenue & Winnacunnet Road
Hampton, NH

Marker Number: 28
Name and date established: Hampton 1965

Description: In New Hampshire, supported by taxation the first public school opened in Hampton on May 31, 1649. It was presided over by John Legat for the education of both sexes. The sole qualification for admission of the pupils was that they be "capable of learning."

Location: Located on the front lawn of the Centre School at the intersection of Towle Avenue and Winnacunnet Road, Route 101-E.

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