January 09. 2014 3:51PM
Marker Number: 154
Name and date established: Durham 1985
Description: These scenic falls, 1.6 miles west of here on the Lamprey River, once provided waterpower and industry for the early settlers. A deed dated April 11, 1694, shows that Capt. John Packer, Jonathan Woodman, James Davis, Joseph Meder, and James Thomas were granted "the hole streame of Lamprele River for erecting a saw mill or mills." Thomas Packer of Portsmouth was a merchant physician, judge, member of the King's Council, and father of the famous Sheriff Thomas Packer.
Location: Located at the corner of Bennett Road and Route 108.