Odiorne Point


January 10. 2014 2:11PM

Odiorne Point - Rye, New Hampshire 







Route 1-A
Rye, NH

Marker Number: 78
Name and date established: Rye 1971

Description: Here, in the spring of 1632, was established New Hampshire's first settlement, Pannaway Plantation. David Thompson and other hardy fishermen came from England to colonize and develop trade. They built a stone manor house, smithy cooperage, fort and stages for drying fish on nearby Flake Hill. Thompson's son John was the first child born in New Hampshire.

Location: Located on the north side of Route 1-A by the entrance to the Odiorne Point State Park boat launch.

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