6. Sarah Josepha Buell Hale (1788-1879)
located on the north side of NH103
near the post office, in the Guild
section of Newport, NH


"Prominent humanitarian, poet and author was born and taught school in Guild section of Newport. Widowed mother of five, she edited 'Godey's Lady Book', 1837-1877; composed poem now called 'Mary had a Little Lamb'; advocated proclamation of Thanksgiving Day as national festival; and appealed constantly for higher education for women."

erected 1962


Stalking New Hampshire's Historical Markers
Historical Markers of the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region

Related Links:
Hale Bibliography
Hale Biography
Sarah Josepha Buell Hale's grave



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