28. First Public School
located on the front lawn of the Centre School, at the intersection
of Towle Avenue and Winnacunnet Road (NH101E), Hampton, NH

"In New Hampshire, supported by taxation, the first public school opened in Hampton on May 31, 1649. It was presided over by John Legat for the education of both sexes. The sole qualification for admission of the pupils was that they be 'capable of learning.'"

erected 1965

The current public school (Centre School)

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