76. Salmon Portland Chase (1808-1901)
located on NH12A about 2 miles north of the
Claremont-Cornish town line in Cornish, NH


"In this house was born Salmon P. Chase, U.S. Senator from Ohio (1849-1855), Governor of Ohio (1855-1859), a founder of the Republican Party and leader in the anti-slavery movement. After serving as Secretary of the Treasury in Lincoln's Cabinet, he was appointed Chief Justice of the United States. The Chase Manhattan Bank in New York was named in his honor."

erected 1971

The Salmon P. Chase Birthplace was listed on the National Register and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975.


Birthplace of Salmon P. Chase

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

Related Links:
Chase Suite at the US Treasury Building in Washington, DC
The Origins of the Republican Party
Salmon P. Chase's grave



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

Revised 1/22/2002