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Site of Wilder's Chair Factory

Route 124
New Ipswich, NH

Marker Number: 101
Name and date established: New Ipswich 1975

Description: In 1810, Peter Wilder, with his son-in-law Abijah Wetherbee, established the Wilder Chair Shop here in Wilder Village. Josiah P. Wilder and some of his brothers, sons of Peter, made over 25,000 spindle-back wooden seated chairs in forty or more designs. Stools, settees, and rockers were also made here until the freshet of 1869 when the dam went out.

Location: Located on Route 124, near its junction with Old Nashua Road, about 4 miles east of the Sharon-New Ipswich town line.