54. Potter Place
located on the south side of NH 11,
in a safety wayside rest area near Potter
Place village, Andover, NH

"The community takes its name from Richard Potter, noted magician, ventriloquist and showman. This 19th century master of the Black Arts was known throughout America. He died here in 1835 in his mansion, a showplace in the town. He is buried in a small plot on his once extensive estate."

erected 1968

The nearby Potter Place Railroad Station was listed on the National Register in 1989.

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

Related Links:
Potter Place Inn and Restaurant: How Potter Place Got Its Name
Magical Past-Times: Potter the Magician

All text and images on this website (c)2001/2002 Mary Lizie and Robert Marville

Revised 12/29/2001