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Major General John Sullivan

Major General John Sullivan (1740-1795)

Route 108
Durham, NH

Marker Number: 89
Name and date established: Durham 1972

Description: Revolutionary patriot, soldier, politician, first Grand Master of Masons in New Hampshire, and a resident of Durham. He left the Continental Congress to serve under Washington from Cambridge to Valley Forge. Commanded at Rhode Island in 1778, and led campaign against the Six Nations in New York in 1779. Reentered Congress, then served three times as Governor of New Hampshire. Led fight for ratification of U.S. Constitution and became a federal district judge.

Location: Located on Route 108 south of its junction with Route 4 near the Oyster River. The General John Sullivan House (located at 25 New Market Road in Durham) was listed on the National Register and designated a National Historic landmark in 1972. Both the historical marker and the General John Sullivan House are located within the Durham Historic District, which was listed on the National Register in 1989.