40. Mason's Patent
located on the west side of NH 4A,
just south of the Spingfield-Wilmot
town line, Andover, NH

"New Hampshire, as granted by authority of the English Crown to Captain John Mason in 1629, was bounded on the west and north by a curved line 60 miles distant from the sea. The course of this proprietary boundary, called the 'Masonian Curve', coincides with the nearby town line between Wilmot and Springfield."

erected 1966

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Historical Markers of the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region

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