98. Henry Wilson, Vice President of the United States
located on the east side of NH153, at the entrance
to the Farmington Country Club, Farmington, NH

"Vice President of the United States Born in Farmington February 16, 1812, Jeremiah Jones Colbath, this self-educated farm boy changed his name when of age to Henry Wilson. He became a teacher, member of Congress, United States Senator and took office as Vice President under President Ulysses S. Grant, March 4, 1873. He suffered a stroke and died in the Vice President's chambers in the Capitol, November 22, 1875."

erected 1975

An earlier marker

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Vice President Henry Wilson
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