78. Odiorne's Point
located on the north side of NH1A, by the entrance to the
Odiorne Point State Park boat launch in Rye, NH

"Here, in the spring of 1632, was established New Hampshire's first settlement, Pannaway Plantation. David Thompson and other hardy fishermen came from England to colonize and develop trade. They built a stone manor house, smithy, cooperage, fort and stages for drying fish on nearby Flake Hill. Thompson's son, John, was the first child born in New Hampshire."

erected 1971

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