Historical Tour: North Haverhill

Ebenezer Mackintosh Historical Marker

Ebenezer Mackintosh was a known participant in the Boston Tea Party, and for the sake of his own and his children’s safety,he walked to North Haverhill in early 1774.

Continue south on NH Route 10 (also known as Dartmouth College Highway) for about .6 miles (1 kilometer) from the Mackintosh marker.

First Grafton County Court House and Jail (Stone) Marker

This can be a busy road so be careful when you park. Here is where the first Grafton County Courthouse stood. The marker was in disrepair for many years and was only recently restored.

Continue south on NH Route 10 for approximately .7 miles (1.1 kilometer) to the junction with NH Route 116.

Soldiers’ Monument

Virtually every town in New England has its version of this monument. This particular monument was dedicated in 1912, the year of Haverhill’s 150th anniversary celebration.

Continue about 1.6 miles (2.6 kilometers) South on NH Route 10 down a dip, past a farm on the right, and up a short steep hill.

Keyes Home

Because this is a difficult place to park a car, we suggest only cyclists stop to look across the field to the right to see the imposing 1898 red brick home of Governor Henry W. Keyes, just visible through the trees. Keyes served as governor of New Hampshire during World War I and later became a U.S. senator. Perhaps more widely known than the governor was his wife, the best-selling novelist, Frances Parkinson Keyes.

All tour information provided by Larry Coffin. Check out his In Times Past blog.