January 09. 2014 3:48PM
Marker Number: 65
Name and date established: Hillsborough
Description: The Pierce Homestead was built in 1804 by Benjamin Pierce, a general in the American Revolution, twice governor of New Hampshire (1827 to 1828, 1829 to 1830), and father of Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States (1853 to 1857) Franklin Pierce was born in Hillsboro, November 23, 1804 and the family occupied this dwelling shortly thereafter.
Location: Located on Route 31 about 1,000 feet north of its junction with Route 9. The Franklin Pierce Homestead was designated National Historic Landmark in 1961 and was automatically listed on the National Register in 1966 when the Register was started.