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Hosea Ballou

Hosea Ballou (1771-1852)

Route 32
Richmond, NH

Marker Number: 59
Name and date established: Richmond 1969

Description: Born in an almost uncleared wilderness in an area then known as Ballou's Dell, 1.5 miles east of here, on Fish Hatchery Road, this farm boy, raised in the Baptist faith, became known as the Father of Universalism. In the 19th century, as an author and preacher, he expounded religious liberalism from pulpits in Portsmouth, Salem, and Boston, Mass.

Location: Located on the east side of Route 32, about 2.5 miles north of its junction with Route 119.