Lady Blanche House
Marker Number: 77
Name and date established: Bartlett 1976
Description: This rustic cottage was once the home of Thomas Murphy and his wife, Lady Blanche, daughter of the Earl of Gainsborough. Thomas was the organist at the church on the Earl's estate. The commoner and lady eloped to America, where Thomas taught at the Kearsarge School for Boys in North Conway. Lady Blanche, a noted writer and contributor to such publications as Harper's and The Atlantic Monthly, died here in 1881.
Location: Located on the east side of West Side Road, about three miles north of its intersection with Route 302 (in Conway) and .5 mile north of the Conway-Bartlett town line.