50. Oyster River Massacre
located on the south side of US4, just east
of its interaction with NH108 in Durham, NH


"On July 18, 1694, a force of about 250 Indians under command of the French soldier, de Villies, attacked settlements in this area on both sides of the Oyster River, killing or capturing approximately 100 settlers, destroying five garrison houses and numerous dwellings. It was the most devastating French and Indian raid in New Hampshire during King William's war."

erected 1967


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