The Governor's Road


January 20. 2014 2:20PM






Route 16
Wakefield, NH

Marker Number: 123
Name and date established: Wakefield 1978

Description: This name was given to the highway from Portsmouth to Governor John Wentworth's summer estate in Wolfeboro. Passing through Newington, it crossed the Piscataqua River at Knight's Ferry to Dover. From Rochester it skirted Teneriffe Mountain to Middleton Four Corners. Rounding Moose Mountain to Union Meadows it passed through Brookfield, arriving at Wentworth House. The fifty-mile highway was completed in 1769.

Location: Located west of Sanbornville, on the east side of Route 16, south of its junction with Route 169.
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