59. Hosea Ballou (1771-1851)
located on the east side of NH32, about 2.5 miles
north of its junction with NH119, Richmond, NH

"Born in an almost uncleared wilderness in an area then known as Ballou's Dell, 1.5 miles east of here, on Fish Hatchery Road, this farm boy, raised in the Baptist faith, became known as the Father of Universalism. In the 19th century, as an author and preacher, he expounded religious liberalism from pulpits in Portsmouth, N.H., Salem and Boston, Mass."

erected 1969

Stalking New Hampshire's Historical Markers
Historical Markers of the Monadnock Region

Related Links:
A Biography of Hosea Ballou
A Short Essay on Universalism by Hosea Ballou

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