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Oyster River Massacre

Route 4
Durham, NH

Marker Number: 50
Name and date established: Durham 1967

Description: On July 18, 1694, a force of about 250 Indians under command of the French soldier, de Villies, attacked settlements in this area on both sides of the Oyster River, killing or capturing approximately 100 settlers, destroying five garrison houses and numerous dwellings. It was the most devastating French and Indian raid in New Hampshire during King William's war.

Location: Located on the south side of Route 4, just east of its intersection with Route 108.